Several reporting guidelines have been developed to improve the reporting of implementation studies. However, a list containing all reporting guidelines relevant to implementation studies did not exist until now.
"I developed this resource to support implementation research teams to quickly and easily identify relevant reporting guidelines and, in turn, improve the quality and transparency of implementation study reporting," said Dr Louise Hull, the ARC’s implementation research lead, who led the development of the new resource.
The resource is aimed at researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines studying or evaluating the implementation of evidence-based interventions, particularly in health and social care settings.
In developing the new resource, the ARC researchers screened more than 570 reporting guidelines listed on the EQUATOR Database of Reporting Guidelines, identifying 28 guidelines relevant to the reporting of implementation studies. In addition, they identified three additional resources containing recommendations relating to the reporting of specific elements of implementation studies.
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