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Adapting evidence-informed complex population health interventions for new contexts: a systematic review of guidance

Movsisyan, A., Arnold, L., Evans, Rhiannon ORCID:, Hallingberg, B. ORCID:, Moore, Graham ORCID:, O'Cathain, A., Pfadenhauer, L. M., Segrott, J. ORCID: and Rehfuess, E. 2019. Adapting evidence-informed complex population health interventions for new contexts: a systematic review of guidance. Implementation Science : IS 14 (1) , 105. 10.1186/s13012-019-0956-5

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Adapting interventions that have worked elsewhere can save resources associated with developing new interventions for each specific context. While a developing body of evidence shows benefits of adapted interventions compared with interventions transported without adaptation, there are also examples of interventions which have been extensively adapted, yet have not worked in the new context. Decisions on when, to what extent, and how to adapt interventions therefore are not straightforward, particularly when conceptualising intervention effects as contingent upon contextual interactions in complex systems. No guidance currently addresses these questions comprehensively. To inform development of an overarching guidance on adaptation of complex population health interventions, this systematic review synthesises the content of the existing guidance papers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: BioMed Central
ISSN: 1748-5908
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 December 2019
Date of Acceptance: 28 November 2019
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2023 05:36

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