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Assessing the Utility of Fixsen et al.'s Model: A Test of Concept Study

Cicero, Brandon David (2010) Assessing the Utility of Fixsen et al.'s Model: A Test of Concept Study. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Background: Improving the effect of evidence based programs (EBP) has great public health relevance. Improving implementation strategies is a good way to enhance the effect of EBP's. This paper is a test of concept study that assesses the utility of Fixsen et al.'s implementation model to research implementation. Fixsen et al.'s model consists of seven implementation drivers proposed to be relevant and important to the successful implementation of an EBP. An organization deemed to have successfully implemented an EBP was used to examine the relevance of Fixsen et al.'s implementation model.Results: All seven implementation drivers, as proposed by Fixsen et al., were identified within the organization that has successfully implemented an EBP.Discussion: It was determined by this test of concept study that Fixsen et al.'s model was useful and relevant to the research of implementation.Conclusion: Fixsen et al.'s model of implementation provided a logical and strategic framework on which to approach implementation research. There is still much work to be done to assess the validity and utility of this model. Likewise, there is still much research to be done in implementation science in order to more clearly determine what components and strategies are important to successful implementation and what are not.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cicero, Brandon
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairNolan, Beth A
Committee MemberTrauth, Jeanette Mtrauth@pitt.eduTRAUTH
Committee MemberLin, Michael Klinm@pitt.eduLINM
Committee MemberAlbert, Steven Msmalbert@pitt.eduSMALBERT
Date: 28 June 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 2 April 2010
Approval Date: 28 June 2010
Submission Date: 10 April 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoption; coaching; exploration; facilitative administration; full implementation; implementation driver; innovation; interventions; program evaluation; staff selection; sustainability; systems; training
Other ID:, etd-04102010-015615
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:35
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:39


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