Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Statement

Hilary Pinnock, Melanie Barwick, Christopher R. Carpenter, Sandra Eldridge, Gonzalo Grandes, Chris J. Griffiths, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Paul Meissner, Elizabeth Murray, Anita Patel, Aziz Sheikh, Stephanie J.C. Taylor

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Abstract

Implementation studies are often poorly reported and indexed, reducing their potential to inform initiatives to improve healthcare services. The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) initiative aimed to develop guidelines for transparent and accurate reporting of implementation studies. Informed by the findings of a systematic review and a consensus-building e-Delphi exercise, an international working group of implementation science experts discussed and agreed the StaRI Checklist comprising 27 items. It prompts researchers to describe both the implementation strategy (techniques used to promote implementation of an underused evidence-based intervention) and the effectiveness of the inte rvention that was being implemented. Anaccompanying Explanation and Elaboration document (published in BMJ Open, doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2016-013318) details each of the items, explains the rationale, and provides examples of good reporting practice. Adoption of StaRI will improve the reporting of implementation studies, potentially facilitating translation of research into practice and improving the health of individuals and populations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberi6795
JournalBMJ (Online)
Volume356
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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    Pinnock, H., Barwick, M., Carpenter, C. R., Eldridge, S., Grandes, G., Griffiths, C. J., Rycroft-Malone, J., Meissner, P., Murray, E., Patel, A., Sheikh, A., & Taylor, S. J. C. (2017). Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Statement. BMJ (Online), 356, [i6795]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6795