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I-RREACH: an engagement and assessment tool for improving implementation readiness of researchers, organizations and communities in complex interventions

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I-RREACH: an engagement and assessment tool for improving implementation readiness of researchers, organizations and communities in complex interventions
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Implementation Science, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0257-6
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Marion Maar, Karen Yeates, Marcia Barron, Diane Hua, Peter Liu, Margaret Moy Lum-Kwong, Nancy Perkins, Jessica Sleeth, Joshua Tobe, Mary Jo Wabano, Pamela Williamson, Sheldon W Tobe


Non-communicable chronic diseases are the leading causes of mortality globally, and nearly 80% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In high-income countries (HICs), inequitable distribution of resources affects poorer and otherwise disadvantaged groups including Aboriginal peoples. Cardiovascular mortality in high-income countries has recently begun to fall; however, these improvements are not realized among citizens in LMICs or those subgroups in high-income countries who are disadvantaged in the social determinants of health including Aboriginal people. It is critical to develop multi-faceted, affordable and realistic health interventions in collaboration with groups who experience health inequalities. Based on community-based participatory research (CBPR), we aimed to develop implementation tools to guide complex interventions to ensure that health gains can be realized in low-resource environments. We developed the I-RREACH (Intervention and Research Readiness Engagement and Assessment of Community Health Care) tool to guide implementation of interventions in low-resource environments. We employed CBPR and a consensus methodology to (1) develop the theoretical basis of the tool and (2) to identify key implementation factor domains; then, we (3) collected participant evaluation data to validate the tool during implementation. The I-RREACH tool was successfully developed using a community-based consensus method and is rooted in participatory principles, equalizing the importance of the knowledge and perspectives of researchers and community stakeholders while encouraging respectful dialogue. The I-RREACH tool consists of three phases: fact finding, stakeholder dialogue and community member/ patient dialogue. The evaluation for our first implementation of I-RREACH by participants was overwhelmingly positive, with 95% or more of participants indicating comfort with and support for the process and the dialogue it creates. The I-RREACH tool was designed to (1) pinpoint key domains required for dialogue between the community and the research team to facilitate implementation of complex health interventions and research projects and (2) to identify existing strengths and areas requiring further development for effective implementation. I-RREACH has been found to be easily adaptable to diverse geographical and cultural settings and can be further adapted to other complex interventions. Further research should include the potential use of the I-RREACH tool in the development of blue prints for scale-up of successful interventions, particularly in low-resource environments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 179 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 21%
Researcher 29 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 13%
Student > Bachelor 13 7%
Librarian 10 5%
Other 45 25%
Unknown 24 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 23%
Social Sciences 33 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 16%
Psychology 9 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 3%
Other 28 15%
Unknown 35 19%

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