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Table 1 Studies that focussed on transfer and implementation

From: Applying what works: a systematic search of the transfer and implementation of promising Indigenous Australian health services and programs

Studies Focus of study and evaluation or description method Type of transfer Target population
Brady et. al. (2002) Process evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of implementing brief intervention for alcohol misuse Decentralised transfer Primary health care practitioners
Clifford et al. (2009) Systematic review of dissemination strategies for smoking, nutrition, alcohol misuse and physical inactivity interventions to health practitioners. Review Varied
Gardner et al (2010) Examines uptake and implementation of Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Disease project Decentralised transfer approach linked with research program Primary health care services
Gardner [13] et al, (2011) Reviews the challenges of implementing a primary health care quality improvement project in remote Australia and the South Pacific Decentralised transfer approach linked with research program Primary health care services
Hunter et al (2004) Evaluation of implementation of national recommendations for the clinical management of alcohol-related problems in Indigenous primary health care settings Hierarchical transfer with utilisation influenced through workshops Medical practitioners
Kitchener and Jorm (2008) Overview of the spread of the Mental Health First Aid program across Australia and internationally Decentralised transfer linked with research program Primary health care practitioners and community members
McCalman et al (2009) The role of participatory action research in transferring knowledge Informal, grass-roots community transfer with research support Young community members
McKay et al. (2009) Process evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of an across-community knowledge sharing suicide prevention project - Building Bridges Informal, grass-roots transfer with research support Community men and boys
Mitchell (2006) Impact and process evaluation of a well women's health program Decentralised researcher-led approach Primary health care practitioners and community women
NSW Department of Health (2010) Evaluates the NSW SmokeCheck Aboriginal Tobacco Prevention Project Decentralised transfer approach Across NSW
Parker et al. (2006) Describes the use of traditional Indigenous games in two schools and communities Decentralised transfer approach School children in remote communities
Rowley et al. (2000) Outcome evaluation of the Looma Healthy Lifestyle project Informal, grass roots transfer with advice and support by researchers Remote community members
Sheehan et al. (2002) Process evaluation of the acceptability of the mainstream Mind Matters Program Decentralised transfer approach School children in a remote community
Tsey et al. (2004) Process evaluation of adapting the Family Wellbeing Program Informal, grass roots transfer with support by researchers. School children in a remote community
Protocols for transfer    
Bailie et al. (2008) Extension phase of Audit for Best Practice in Chronic Disease project to examine factors that influence uptake and sustainability Decentralised transfer Primary health care services
Bailie et al. (2010) Examine factors associated with variations in implementation of Audit for Best Practice in Chronic Disease project and effective strategies to enhance clinical performance and implementation Decentralised transfer Primary health care services
Barnet and Kendall, (2011) Process evaluation of the principles by which the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management program should be delivered to enhance Aboriginal engagement Hierarchical transfer People with chronic disease
Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2010) Description of the transfer of the Army Aboriginal community assistance program Hierarchical transfer Residents of remote communities
Field et al. (2001) Process evaluation of Laramba Family Wellness model Decentralised transfer Primary health care practitioners and community members
Midford, Daly & Holmes (1994) Provides a model for community involvement in the care of public drunks Model for informal, grass roots transfer Remote community members
Wright et al. (2010) Process evaluation of barriers to the implementation of the SAFE strategy – trachoma Decentralised transfer Primary and secondary health care and other professionals