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Table 1 Summary of implementation outcome measures, definitions, matched interview questions used to collect data

From: Process evaluation of a behaviour change approach to improving clinical practice for detecting hereditary cancer

Measure Definition Interview questions explored:
Acceptability Cognitive and emotional responses to the project [50]. • General perceptions of the project and whether their expectations of the project had been met.
Appropriateness Compatibility with the individual’s perceived role or their organisation’s culture resulting in an assessment of how relevant it is.
Can reveal areas of “pushback” of an intervention that might otherwise not be apparent [51, 52].
• Views of the activities the participants were involved with.
• Inclusion or exclusion of colleagues in the teams.
• Roles they were asked to play.
Feasibility Fit, practicality of the project. • Fitting implementation team activities into current workload.
• How useful or practical they perceived the activities to be.
Cost Time burden and resource cost borne by participants. Cost usually refers to monetary cost or value for money but as HCP’s individual or group effort largely drove the interventions and they gave their time in kind, here we equated cost as value for contributed time [52]. • The amount of time and effort involved in the project.
Adoption Extent to which participants changed their practice, or set an intention to do so, due to the project; here strongly associated with the primary outcome of referral rate. • How has the participant’s practice changed (personal behaviour)?
• How has their colleagues’ practice changed (corporate behaviour) due to the project interventions?