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Table 2 Elements involved in steps I to IV and data collection

From: Optimizing clinical and organizational practice in cancer survivor transitions between specialized oncology and primary care teams: a realist evaluation of multiple case studies

Elements Policy makers, administrators PCP Onco. Patients, families Documents
Step I - Development
 • Scientific evidence: scoping study PWG PWG PWG PWG SDB
 • Environmental scan: identification of actors, issues, needs PWG PWG PWG PWG  
 • Development of the initial theory of the intervention PWG PWG PWG PWG  
 • Production of the logic model of the intervention PWG PWG PWG PWG  
Step II - Implementation
 • Adoption/adaptation into practice II II, O II, O TC LR
 • Description of ongoing incentives, mobilization, commitment II II II TC LR
 • Identification/description of mechanisms for translation into practice II II, O II, O TC LR
 • Identification/description of facilitating and constraining factors/reduction of barriers II II, O II, O TC LR
Step III – Outcomes
For professionals
 • Scope of practice; teamwork; work environment   S S   
 • Shared leadership; density/centrality of the cancer network   S S   
 • Socio-demographic characteristics   S S   
For patients
 • Responsiveness; self-care capacity; quality of life; out-of-pocket costs     S, PD  
 • Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics     S  
Step IV- Configuration
Global evaluation
 • Context-Mechanisms-Outcomes (C + M = O) IVI IVI IVI IVI  
  1. Legend: LR Literature review, II Individual interview, IVI Individual validation interview, PWG Participative working group, O Non-participant observation, S Survey, TC Tracer cases, SDB Scientific data bank, PD Patient diary