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Construct Name: Appropriateness
Definition of Construct: "Perceived fit, relevance, or compatibility of the innovation or evidence based practice for a given practice setting, provider, or consumer; and/or perceived fit of the innovation to address a particular issue or problem." Treatment/innovation may be appropriate for a particular setting or client population without being acceptable to or feasible for those who would implement it. Appropriateness is most salient during the early phases of implementation.
Related Content Area(s):
  • Mental Health
  • not specified
Theoretical Foundation: Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory Rogers, E.M. (1995). Diffusion of innovations (4th ed.). New York: The Free Press.
Similar Constructs: Acceptability , Feasibility
Keywords: Perceived fit; relevance; compatibility; suitability; usefulness; practicability; Dissemination and implementation; Characteristics of the innovation, evidence, policy, process, GEM-DI
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(Last Updated: 3/12/2012 5:11:30 PM by Dave Garner)


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