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Table 4 Categories of transferability factors

From: Transferability of interventions in health education: a review

Categorization of factors Sub-categories or examples of factors Source authors
Factors related to population Factors related to the representativeness and characteristics of the target population (Reach RE-AIM): age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, income, health status Glasgow 2004, Estabrooks 2003, Glasgow 2003, Klesges 2008, Bull 2003, Eakin 2002, Dzewaltowski 2004, Elford 2003; Wang, 2006; Cuijpers 2005; Rychetnik, 2002;
  Factors related to participation of the population (Adoption of RE-AIM): perceived benefits, incentive group, a positive atmosphere within the program, the program seen as a priority Glasgow 2004, Estabrooks 2003, Glasgow 2003, Klesges 2008, Bull 2003, Eakin 2002, Dzewaltowski 2004, Zubrick, 2005; Buijs 2003
  Volunteerism and the autonomy of participants Buijs 2003
  Cultural factors related to lifestyles and worldviews Reinschmidt 2010, Rychetnik, 2002; Elford 2003;
  Cognitive factors depending on the age of recipients and their language, literacy, educational achievement Reinschmidt 2010, Wang, 2006; Rychetnik 2002, Elford 2003
  Affective - motivational factors related to gender, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic level Reinschmidt 2010
Factors related to the implementation Factors associated with all the resources and practices required to implement the intervention, including the cost and duration (Implementation of RE-AIM) Glasgow 2004, Estabrooks 2003, Glasgow 2003, Klesges 2008, Bull 2003, Eakin 2002, Dzewaltowski 2004, Zubrick, 2005; Wang, 2005; Elford 2003
  Availability of resources for routine application of the intervention  
  Adaptability to the characteristics of the population Tsey, 2005
  Adaptability of the program to local realities Buijs 2003, Tsey 2005; Elford 2003
  "Comfort,” that is, an optimal intervention environment Buijs 2003
  Mobilization methods that could vary depending on the characteristics of beneficiaries Perrin 2006
  Compensation for the participation of professionals and beneficiaries Perrin 2006
  Language used appropriate to the culture and origin of participants Perrin 2006
  Accessibility of the intervention Zubrick, 2005; Rychetnick, 2002; Elford 2003
  Relevance of the intervention to influence the risk factor and/or problem Zubrick, 2005
  Feasibility of the intervention Zubrick, 2005 : Elford 2003;
  Acceptability of the intervention Zubrick, 2005; Wang, 2005; Elford 2003;
  Factors related to intervention: its model, its development, its delivery Rychetnick 2002
Factors related to professionals Providing all required instructions and intervention materials Mukoma 2009, Cuijpers 2005
  A participatory training that takes into account the professionals’ diverse views and experiences and targets their attitudes, skills and self-efficacy to implement the intervention Mukoma 2009, Perrin 2006, Cuijpers 2005,
  Involving professionals in developing and piloting the lessons, and reviewing the research instruments, skills. Mukoma 2009, Wang, 2006; Rychetnick 2002
  Interest earned from the program by professionals in terms of their practice Cuijpers 2005
  Enjoyment of the professionals Buijs 2003
Factors related to the environment Environmental factors related to the systemic dimension of the community Reinschmidt 2010
  Recognition of unique institutional settings Perrin 2006
  Factors related to politico-social context (health system, financing, services or existing alternative program, etc.). Rychetnick 2002, Wang, 2006; Cuijpers 2005, Wang, 2006;
  Factors associated with interaction between the intervention and context Rychetnick 2002
Factors related to a specific health problem Prevalence of health problem in the population Zubrick, 2005; Wang, 2005
Prevalence of risk factors for the targeted health problem Zubrick, 2005
Convincing causal link between the risk factor that is the target of the intervention and the health problem Zubrick, 2005
Relevance of the problem statement to be treated by professionals (expert agreement) Cuijpers 2005