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Construct Name: Adoption
Definition of Construct: "The intention, initial decision, or action to try or employ an innovation or evidence-based practice. Adoption also may be referred to as ‘‘uptake.’’ Adoption occurs in the early to mid implementation stage and is assessed from the organizational or provider perspective.
Related Content Area(s):
  • All diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • not specified
  • Reduce restraint
  • Substance Abuse
Theoretical Foundation: Glasgow and colleagues RE-AIM framework and Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory (1) Glasgow, R. E., Vogt, T. M., & Boles, S. M. (1999). Evaluating the public health impact of health promotion interventions: The RE-AIM framework. American Journal of Public Health, 89, 1322–1327. (2) Rogers, E.M. (1995). Diffusion of innovations (4th ed.). New York: The Free Press.
Similar Constructs: Penetration
Keywords: Uptake, utilization; initial implementation; intention to try; dissemination and implementation; process outcome, GEM-DI, GEM-DM,
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(Last Updated: 3/12/2012 5:11:30 PM by Dave Garner)


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