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Ability to Participate Assesses the perceived ability to perform one’s usual social roles and activities... 
Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities No definition provided at this time. 
Acceptability "Perception among implementation stakeholders that a given treatment, service, practice or innovatio...Rogers, E.M. (1995). Diffusion of innovations (4th ed.). New York: The Free Press. ...
Access to Knowledge & Information Ease of access to digestible information and knowledge about the intervention and how to incorporate... Damschroder, L., Aron, D., Keith, R., Kirsh, S., Alexander, J., & Lowery, J. (2009). Fostering impl...
Active Transport Non-Motorized form of transportation, usually walking or bicycling....Social-Ecological theory land-use
Activity Space The geographic area people visitActivity space is an empirical fact of peoples lives with a theoretical importance grounded in expos... Life space, neighborhood, residence history
Acute Subjective Response to Substances - Current pending 
Adaptability The degree to which an intervention can be adapted, tailored, refined, or reinvented to meet local n... Damschroder, L., Aron, D., Keith, R., Kirsh, S., Alexander, J., & Lowery, J. (2009). Fostering impl...
Adherence The extent to which individuals take their medications as prescribed by their doctor. A person’s ...Health Belief Model: a patients beliefs, benefits (real or perceived), barriers (real or perceived),... compliance, patient attitudes, trust, medication management
Adjustment process Patterns of reaction and accommodation to diagnosis of cancer in patients over time. Survivorship pa...Survivorship is a dynamic process and many factors seem to impact the outcomes. What are the key ste... Grief theory, adaptation theory, healthy adjustments, wellness within disease
Adopter attitudes "Attitudes toward innovation can be a facilitating or limiting factor in the dissemination and imple...  Acceptability
Adoption "The intention, initial decision, or action to try or employ an innovation or evidence-based practic... Glasgow and colleagues RE-AIM framework and Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory (1) Glasgow, R.... Penetration
Advancing Women Scientists When faculty are prepared to create opportunities for collaboration, enhance competency through ment...Transtheoretical Model
Affect negative and positive affect   mood, emotional states
Albumin Concentration A bioassay to measure urine concentration of albumin, which is produced by the liver and is the most... 
Amount, Type, and Frequency of Recent Cigarette Use pending 
Anger State anger is defined as an emotional state marked by subjective feelings that vary in intensity fr...  hostility, aggression
Anger Suppression The extent to which an individual suppresses angry feelings.... 
Anticipated regret 1. Anticipated regret refers to beliefs about whether or not feelings of regret or upset will follow...Regret theory (a type of decision theory)
Anxiety A relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, us...  Worry
Anxiety and Depression Are there correlations of complex grief and negative affect associated with sadness, hopelessness, w...Often these behaviors/disorders are disassociated with grief (Worden, 2009) and attachment (Bowlby,1...
Anxiety/Fear Anxiety is an overall sense of unease whereas fear tends to be a specific response to a stimulus, ho...Cognitive-Behavioral Models Anxiety can be described in both biological and behavioral terms. It ... Anxiety, Fear, Depression
Anxiety/Fear (PROMIS) Assesses fear (e.g., fearfulness, feelings of panic), anxious misery (e.g., worry, dread), hyperarou... 
Anxious Depression feelings of despair and worthlessness that are fueled by a desire to have more control over future e... 
Appropriateness "Perceived fit, relevance, or compatibility of the innovation or evidence based practice for a given... Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory Rogers, E.M. (1995). Diffusion of innovations (4th ed.). Ne... Acceptability , Feasibility
Arm Span Measurement of the maximum distance between the extended middle fingers of the right and left hands.... 
Asthma Impact Assesses symptoms and impacts specific to asthma that are not adequately captured by other general i... 
Attention to mailed materials Whether mailing recipients remember getting mailings and read the information... 
Attitudes 1. a learned predisposition to respond in a consistently favorable or unfavorable manner with respec...TRA, other attitude theories Virtually every behavioral theory has a construct that is similar to attitudes (specified below)
Autoimmune Disease History A questionnaire to ascertain a study participant's history of autoimmune diseases.... 
Autonomy-Supportive Communication The extent to which a physician is supportive of independent, patient-driven decision making during ...Self-determination theory
Available Resources The level of resources dedicated for implementation and on-going operations including money, trainin... Damschroder, L., Aron, D., Keith, R., Kirsh, S., Alexander, J., & Lowery, J. (2009). Fostering impl...

     

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