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2005 HSR&D National Meeting Abstract

2010 — Implementation of Research: The State of the Art

Author List:
Kiefe C
Sales A

Workshop Objectives:
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Understand what differentiates implementation research from other research; 2. Appreciate the current state of the science in implementation research; 3. Describe and apply methods and techniques for designing implementation studies; 4. Identify funding processes and mechanisms for implementation research in VHA.

Format is didactic with significant opportunities for discussion. Dr. Catarina Kiefe will summarize the proceedings of the State of the Art conference on Implementation sponsored by VA HSR&D in August 2004, providing an overview of the discussion and recommendations from the conference, and from the literature on implementation research. Dr. Anne Sales will provide an example of an implementation research proposal, highlighting aspects of important methods and techniques, and will discuss ways of integrating implementation research into ongoing clinical and health services research projects. Dr. Joe Francis will describe current funding mechanisms, highlighting linkages to design and scope (for example, single-study, multi-site, and regional roll-out). Dr. Brian Mittman will discuss strategies for research synthesis in implementation science, describing (a) sources of completed syntheses offering an evidence base and other guidance to researchers planning new implementation studies and (b) plans for learning from ongoing and future implementation research.

Target Audience:
New and established clinical and health services researchers who are not expert in implementation research. The goal is to provide an introduction to implementation research within clinical and health services research and to engage participants who have not conducted implementation research in the past.

Assumed Audience Familiarity with Topic:
None. Audience members will be assumed to be familiar with either clinical or health services research design and methods.

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