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The IGNITE (investigation to guide new insight into translational effectiveness) trial: Protocol for a translational study of an evidenced-based wellness program in fire departments.

Elliot DL, Kerry KS, Moe EL, Defrancesco CA, Goldberg L, Mackinnon DP, Enders J, Favorite KC - Implement Sci (2010)

Bottom Line: Qualitative data will expand on, challenge, and confirm survey findings and allow a more thorough understanding and convergent validity by overcoming biases in qualitative and quantitative methods used alone.Findings will inform worksite wellness in fire departments.The resultant prioritized influences and model of effective translation can be validated and manipulated in these and other settings to more efficiently move science to service.

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Affiliation: Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine; Department of Medicine; 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road CR110; Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, USA. elliotd@ohsu.edu.

ABSTRACT

Background: Worksites are important locations for interventions to promote health. However, occupational programs with documented efficacy often are not used, and those being implemented have not been studied. The research in this report was funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Challenge Topic 'Pathways for Translational Research,' to define and prioritize determinants that enable and hinder translation of evidenced-based health interventions in well-defined settings.

Methods: The IGNITE (investigation to guide new insights for translational effectiveness) trial is a prospective cohort study of a worksite wellness and injury reduction program from adoption to final outcomes among 12 fire departments. It will employ a mixed methods strategy to define a translational model. We will assess decision to adopt, installation, use, and outcomes (reach, individual outcomes, and economic effects) using onsite measurements, surveys, focus groups, and key informant interviews. Quantitative data will be used to define the model and conduct mediation analysis of each translational phase. Qualitative data will expand on, challenge, and confirm survey findings and allow a more thorough understanding and convergent validity by overcoming biases in qualitative and quantitative methods used alone.

Discussion: Findings will inform worksite wellness in fire departments. The resultant prioritized influences and model of effective translation can be validated and manipulated in these and other settings to more efficiently move science to service.

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Figure 1: Framework for Effective Translation. Modified from Durlak and DuPre [6].

Mentions: Durlak and DuPre [6] summarized results from more than 500 implementation studies and compared their conclusions and those from two additional reviews. They identified consistent implementation factors related to the setting, the users, the innovation, and its delivery system. Those constructs, along with aspects of an ecological model and organizational analysis, are shown in Figure 1. Final outcomes for our protocol include process evaluation [9], external validity measures of the widely applied RE-AIM framework http://www.re-aim.org, and individual workers' behavioral changes. The framework's sequence of stages provides benchmarks for protocol implementation. In addition, this model will guide the planned mediation analyses.


The IGNITE (investigation to guide new insight into translational effectiveness) trial: Protocol for a translational study of an evidenced-based wellness program in fire departments.

Elliot DL, Kerry KS, Moe EL, Defrancesco CA, Goldberg L, Mackinnon DP, Enders J, Favorite KC - Implement Sci (2010)

Framework for Effective Translation. Modified from Durlak and DuPre [6].
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2959080&req=5

Figure 1: Framework for Effective Translation. Modified from Durlak and DuPre [6].
Mentions: Durlak and DuPre [6] summarized results from more than 500 implementation studies and compared their conclusions and those from two additional reviews. They identified consistent implementation factors related to the setting, the users, the innovation, and its delivery system. Those constructs, along with aspects of an ecological model and organizational analysis, are shown in Figure 1. Final outcomes for our protocol include process evaluation [9], external validity measures of the widely applied RE-AIM framework http://www.re-aim.org, and individual workers' behavioral changes. The framework's sequence of stages provides benchmarks for protocol implementation. In addition, this model will guide the planned mediation analyses.

Bottom Line: Qualitative data will expand on, challenge, and confirm survey findings and allow a more thorough understanding and convergent validity by overcoming biases in qualitative and quantitative methods used alone.Findings will inform worksite wellness in fire departments.The resultant prioritized influences and model of effective translation can be validated and manipulated in these and other settings to more efficiently move science to service.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine; Department of Medicine; 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road CR110; Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, USA. elliotd@ohsu.edu.

ABSTRACT

Background: Worksites are important locations for interventions to promote health. However, occupational programs with documented efficacy often are not used, and those being implemented have not been studied. The research in this report was funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Challenge Topic 'Pathways for Translational Research,' to define and prioritize determinants that enable and hinder translation of evidenced-based health interventions in well-defined settings.

Methods: The IGNITE (investigation to guide new insights for translational effectiveness) trial is a prospective cohort study of a worksite wellness and injury reduction program from adoption to final outcomes among 12 fire departments. It will employ a mixed methods strategy to define a translational model. We will assess decision to adopt, installation, use, and outcomes (reach, individual outcomes, and economic effects) using onsite measurements, surveys, focus groups, and key informant interviews. Quantitative data will be used to define the model and conduct mediation analysis of each translational phase. Qualitative data will expand on, challenge, and confirm survey findings and allow a more thorough understanding and convergent validity by overcoming biases in qualitative and quantitative methods used alone.

Discussion: Findings will inform worksite wellness in fire departments. The resultant prioritized influences and model of effective translation can be validated and manipulated in these and other settings to more efficiently move science to service.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus