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Table 5 Definitions of Context Variables Adapted from the Alberta Context Tool Developed by Estabrooks et al. [14]

From: The role of organizational context in moderating the effect of research use on pain outcomes in hospitalized children: a cross sectional study

Context Variable Definition
Leadership The actions of formal leaders in the unit that influence change and improve unit practice
Culture The way that ‘we do things’ in the work units to reflect work culture
Evaluation The process of using data to assess group/team performance
Social Capital The stock of active connections among people (e.g., bonding, bridging, and linking)
Formal Interactions Formal exchanges between individuals through scheduled activities to promote the transfer of knowledge
Informal Interactions Informal exchanges between individuals to promote the transfer of knowledge
Structural/Electronic Resources The structural and electronic components that facilitate the accessibility and use of knowledge
Organizational Slack Staff The availability of staff to promote successful adaptation to meet internal and external pressures
Organizational Slack Time The availability of time to promote successful adaptation to meet internal and external pressures
Organizational Slack Space The availability of space, to promote successful adaptation to meet internal and external pressures