Developing an instrument for evaluating implementation of clinical practice guidelines: a test-retest study

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Developing an instrument for evaluating implementation of clinical practice guidelines: a test-retest study
Author(s) Bahtsevani, Christel ; Willman, Ania ; Khalaf, Azzam ; Östman, Margareta
Date 2008
English abstract
Rationale and aims: This study focuses on the development of an instrument for the evaluation of clinical practice guidelines and is one part of a research project about the implementation and use of such guidelines among hospitals in the southern region of Sweden. The aim of the present paper was to investigate the test-retest reliability of a questionnaire. Method: A questionnaire was designed to gather data about guidelines that have been implemented as well as information about factors, which, according to the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Service (PARIHS)-model, influence the success of implementation. Thirty-nine professionals at one of the hospitals included in the survey completed the questionnaire on two occations within a mean time of 5.5 weeks. The test-retest reliability was analyzed by means of Cohen's Kapps and percentage concordance. Results: Eight items had good agreement in terms of strength and high percentage concordance. With regard to the Kappa values 13 items show moderate and two fair agreement. Conclusions: The test-retest reliability scores show mainly acceptable results indicating a reasonable stability, thus suggesting the possibility of further developing the instrument. The factors described in the PARIHS-model seem relevant for use in evaluating implementation and use of guidelines. The instrument could benefit from a revision of the language in order to enhance clarity and make it less abstract.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00916.x (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Host/Issue Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice;xx
ISSN 1356-1294
Pages xx-xx
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) clinical practice guidelines
evaluating
implementation
test-retest
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6123 (link to this page)

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