Assessing Implementation Strategy Reporting in the Mental Health Literature: A Narrative Review

Cole Hooley, Takashi Amano, Lara Markovitz, Lauren Yaeger, Enola Proctor

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Abstract

Inadequate implementation strategy reporting restricts research synthesis and replicability. We explored the implementation strategy reporting quality of a sample of mental health articles using Proctor et al.’s (Implement Sci 8:139, 2013) reporting recommendations. We conducted a narrative review to generate the sample of articles and assigned a reporting quality score to each article. The mean article reporting score was 54% (range 17–100%). The most reported domains were: name (100%), action (82%), target (80%), and actor (67%). The least reported domains included definition (6%), temporality (26%), justification (34%), and outcome (37%). We discuss limitations and provide recommendations to improve reporting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Keywords

  • Implementation strategies
  • Mental health
  • Reporting

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