Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 419–425

Predicting Program Start-Up Using the Stages of Implementation Measure

  • Lisa Saldana
  • Patricia Chamberlain
  • Wei Wang
  • C. Hendricks Brown
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10488-011-0363-y

Cite this article as:
Saldana, L., Chamberlain, P., Wang, W. et al. Adm Policy Ment Health (2012) 39: 419. doi:10.1007/s10488-011-0363-y

Abstract

Recent efforts to better understand the process of implementation have been hampered by a lack of tools available to define and measure implementation progress. The Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC) was developed as part of an implementation trial of MTFC in 53 sites, and identifies the duration of time spent on implementation activities and the proportion of activities completed. This article examines the ability of the first three stages of the SIC (Engagement, Consideration of Feasibility, Readiness Planning) to predict successful program start-up. Results suggest that completing SIC stages completely, yet relatively quickly, predicts the likelihood of successful implementation.

Keywords

Implementation progressStagesPredictive validityMTFC

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Saldana
    • 1
  • Patricia Chamberlain
    • 1
  • Wei Wang
    • 2
  • C. Hendricks Brown
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Research TO PracticeEugeneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsCollege of Public Health, University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthCenter for Family Studies, Miller School of Medicine, University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA