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Table 1 Major components of the theoretical framework [30]

From: Improving children's nutrition environments: A survey of adoption and implementation of nutrition guidelines in recreational facilities

  Framework components Description
  Attributes of the innovation Perceived attributes of the innovation explain much of the variance in adoption rates.
Elements of the user system Organizational antecedents for innovation General features of the organization that make it more or less innovative.
  Organizational readiness for innovation Factors that influence the organization's readiness and/or willingness to adopt a specific innovation.
  Adopter characteristics Characteristics of adopters and their interactions with the innovation in the adoption process.
  Implementation process Specific steps taken to put the adoption decision into practice.
  Processes of assimilation Assimilation is a lengthy process, encompassing adoption and implementation. It is not linear, organizations may move back and forth between initiation, development and implementation of the innovation.
  Communication and influence
Diffusion and dissemination
The means of spreading the innovation lie on a continuum from passive diffusion to active dissemination.
  Outer context External influences on the organization's decision to adopt an innovation and efforts to implement it.
  Linkage among components of the model Connections that facilitate movement of the innovation from the resource system to the user system.