Gagnon, M., Labarthe, J., Legare, F., Ouimet, M., Estabrooks, C.A., Roch, G., Ghandour, E.K., & Grimshaw, J. (2011). “Measuring organizational readiness for knowledge translation in chronic care.” Implementation Science, 6(72). http://www.implementationscience.com/content/pdf/1748-5908-6-72.pdf.
“Knowledge translation (KT) is an imperative in order to implement research-based and contextualized practices that can answer the numerous challenges of complex health problems. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) provides a conceptual framework to guide the implementation process in chronic care. Yet, organizations aiming to improve chronic care require an adequate level of organizational readiness (OR) for KT. Available instruments on organizational readiness for change (ORC) have shown limited validity and are not specific to knowledge-to-action (KTA) process necessary to complex healthcare change. We aim to develop an evidence-based, comprehensive, and valid instrument to measure organizational readiness for KT in health care. The OR for KT instrument will be based on core concepts retrieved from existing literature and validated by a Delphi study. We will specifically test the instrument in chronic care which is of an increasing importance for the health system.”