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Portuguese ImpRes tool spreads implementation research design guidance in Brazil

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The Implementation Science Research Development (ImpRes) tool and supplementary guide was developed in 2018, as a resource to help researchers apply implementation science concepts, principles and methods to design high-quality and rigorous implementation projects.

Since it was launched it has been downloaded more than 6,000 times. A collaboration between Dr Louise Hull, postdoctoral researcher at King's Improvement Science based at King’s College London who led the development of ImpRes and Dr Carlos Treichel, a postdoctoral researcher at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil has now led to ImpRes-BR, a version of ImpRes translated into Portuguese for researchers in Brazil.


Dr Carlos Treichel says: 

“The field of implementation science is still not widespread in Brazil and there is very little literature available in Portuguese, with none dedicated to project design or implementation research. The tool and its guide in Portuguese will be useful to inform the design of implementation projects and even the study of this field, giving researchers access to indispensable literature.”

Michelle Chanchetti Silva, occupational therapist and doctoral student in public health at UNICAMP says:

“I would like to share how much ImpRes-BR has contributed to my knowledge of implementation science, as I am new to this field. The information received from the use of ImpRes contributed significantly to the construction of my research project and further deepened my knowledge of implementation science. From the use of ImpRes-BR, my project was strengthened and more aligned with the scientific principles of implementing evidence-based practices.

Download the ImpRes tool in English

Download the ImpRes guide in English

Read a blog by Carlos Treichel on the development of the ImpRes-BR 

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