At last, a quantitative tool to investigate implementation processes using normalization process theory
Right now a group of us are working on a major review of studies that have used Normalization Process Theory as their sole analytic framework. We’ve identified about 90 empirical studies and systematic reviews that could be included. For a theoretical perspective that was only published in 2009, this is a surprisingly large number of studies and it’s very gratifying to see how good some of them are.
One thing that does stand out with the studies that are likely to go into the review is that they are mainly qualitative. There’s certainly a demand for a tool that can be used to measure aspects of implementation processes though. My friend Tracy Finch has led an ESRC funded study from Newcastle University here in the UK to develop just such a tool and we met to decide the final version last week. The NoMAD Questionnaire measures all 16 dimensions of NPT and we’re going to launch it at a meeting in London in November. We’ll also launch the new and improved NPT website and on-line toolkit. Would you like to join us?
The launch will be held at the King’s Fund (11-12 Cavendish Square, just off Oxford Street, nearest Underground is Oxford Circus) on 18 November from 10.00am to 4pm. Robbie Foy (Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Implementation Science and Professor of Primary Care at Leeds University) will be giving a keynote talk, and so will I.
Attendance – including morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea – is free, but you must reserve a place. You can do that by contacting Melissa Girling at Newcastle University at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the King’s Fund here. Find out about Robbie Foy here . Find out about Tracy Finch here.