FIRE

Facilitating Implementation of Research Evidencee

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 223646
EC contribution
: € 2,999,914.00
Duration
: 54 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2009
Keywords
: Facilitation, implementation, knowledge translation, pragmatic randomised controlled trial, PARIHS, process evaluation, realistic evaluation, continence promotion, urinary incontinence, frail older people, long term care, research evidence, guidelines, dissemination, economic evaluation
Project web-site
: http://www.firestudy.org/

This study will explore key factors that influence successful implementation of research evidence into practice, focussing on the feasibility and effectiveness of facilitation as an implementation strategy. The study is a pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial with three intervention arms (standard dissemination and two different models of facilitation) in 24 long term nursing sites (6 sites in each of four European countries). The sites implement research-based guidance on continence promotion and receive differing levels of facilitation support to do so. Detailed contextual, process and outcome data, including economic data, will be collected to fully explore the complex processes at work during implementation. A proactive dissemination strategy diffuses study findings to a wider policy and practice community.


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