Refine and validate the Clinical Sustainability Assessment Tool (CSAT)
Project Dates: 2019-2021
Sustainability, the long-term implementation of an evidence-based practice in usual practice, has been identified as an important and distinct phase along the implementation continuum; however, no measures currently exist to understand organizational features that can contribute to successful sustainment of evidence-based practices. Thus, we will test and refine the CSAT in a sample of rural cancer-care clinical settings and establish reliability and validity evidence of the measure. Results from the assessment can be used by clinical and healthcare settings to plan for and implement changes within their organization. As such, we will create a tailored report based on clinic administrators and staff preferences elicited through focus groups. Results and products of this study will yield a rigorously tested, pragmatic tool with high relevance to real world, clinical settings focused on sustaining cancer control programs to reduce cancer disparities.
- Test and refine the CSAT in a sample of rural cancer-care clinical settings.
- Determine reliability and validity of CSAT for rural cancer settings.
- Modify the tailored report based on clinic administrators and staff preferences.
Implications for Research and Practice:
The tool and the tailored feedback report (materials for dissemination) have the potential for rapid scale-up within studies focused on clinical program sustainability of a number of cancer care EBPs, with the promise of improving clinics and ultimately reducing cancer disparities.
Project Contact: Ginger McKay, PhD