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Table 1 Implementation Readiness (ImpRess) checklist

From: ImpRess: an Implementation Readiness checklist developed using a systematic review of randomised controlled trials assessing cognitive stimulation for dementia

Number Theme Original checklist question Number ImpRess question
1 Motivation (max score 10) Does the study describe why management decided to subject the employee population to the organisational change? 1 Does the existing evidence suggest the intervention is likely to be cost effective?
2 Does the existing evidence suggest the intervention is likely to be effective for the primary outcome?
3 Does the existing evidence suggest the intervention is likely to be effective for other key outcomes?
4 Are there other benefits for the patient (qualitative)?
5 Are there benefits for the organisation?
2 Theory of change (max score 8) Was the intervention design influenced by a theory of change describing the proposed pathway from implementation to health outcome? 6 Are the outcomes clearly defined?
7 Is how the intervention works clearly defined?
8 Is the design suitable for the kind of intervention (RCT)?
9 Is there a coherent theoretical base?
3 Implementation context (max score 4) Does the study provide any useful contextual information relevant to the implementation of the intervention? 10 Is the intervention standardised?
11 Can it be widely implemented in to practice (following on from a research setting)?
4 Experience (max score 4) Does the study establish whether those implementing the intervention had appropriate experience? 12 Is the skills and experience of the person delivering the intervention clearly described?
13 Is there monitoring of the delivery (attendance/adherence) of the intervention?
5 Planning consultations (max score 4) Is there a report of consultation/collaboration processes between managers, employees and any other relevant parties during the planning stage? 14 Is the amount of time necessary to set up the intervention specified?
15 Is the planning and setting up of the sessions clearly defined?
6 Delivery collaborations (max score 4) Is there a report of consultation/collaboration processes between managers, employees and any other relevant parties during the delivery stage? 16 Does it specify the amount of time required for each session and for the duration of the programme?
17 Are the potential and facilitator barriers to the delivery of the intervention described?
7 Manager support (max score 2) Were on-site managers/supervisors supportive of the intervention? 18 Is the level of managerial support described during the intervention/evaluation?
8 Employee support (max score 2) Were employees supportive of the intervention? 19 Is the level of support required by staff members to deliver the intervention described?
9 Resources (max score 10) Does the study give information about the resources required in implementing the intervention? 20 Are the resources required to deliver the intervention specified?
21 Is the training costs specified?
22 Are the training materials specified?
23 Are there manuals for the intervention?
24 Are the materials easy to source?
10 Population characteristics (max score 4) Does the study provide information on the characteristics of the people for whom the intervention was beneficial, and the characteristics of those for whom it was harmful or ineffective? 25 Are the population characteristics specified?
26 Does it specify who benefits most from the intervention?