Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice. To assist in the appropriate selection and use of relevant theories, frameworks and models, the NCI supported a team of researchers in the development of an interactive website, Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice (D&I Models). The D&I Models website was designed to help researchers and practitioners select the theory, framework, or model that best fits their research question or practice problem, adapt it to the study or practice context, integrate it into the research or practice process, and find existing measurement instruments for its constructs. The D&I Models website includes 61 different theories, frameworks, and models and is based on a review article noted below by Tabak, Khoong, Chambers and Brownson (2012; free full text available here).
Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). The CFIR is a comprehensive framework to promote consistent use of constructs, terminology and definitions (Damschroder, 2014). It includes five domains and 39 constructs (Damschroder et al., 2009). The CFIR was developed by implementation researchers affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (VA QUERI). The interactive CFIR website was created for individuals considering using the CFIR to evaluate an implementation or design an implementation study.
The following articles—written in collaboration between academic researchers and NCI investigators—are helpful summaries of theories, frameworks and models in D&I science.
- Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research (2012). Tabak, RG, Khoong, EC, Chambers, DA & Brownson, RC. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
- A thematic analysis of theoretical models for translational science in nursing: Mapping the field (2010). Mitchell SA, Fisher CA, Hastings CE, Silverman LB, Wallen GR. Nursing Outlook.