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Table 5 Descriptions, number of survey items, and Cronbach’s alphas of the seven subscales a

From: Development and validation of the Readiness to Train Assessment Tool (RTAT)

Subscale (factor) Brief Description of the Subscale Number of Items Cronbach’s alpha
Readiness to Engage Indicators of the health center’s overall readiness and commitment to engage with health professions training. 8 .905
Evidence Strength & Quality of the HPT Program Stakeholders’ perceptions of the quality and validity of evidence supporting the belief that the HPT program will have desired outcomes at their health center. 4 .899
Relative Advantage of the HPT program Stakeholders’ perceptions of the advantage of engaging with/implementing the HPT program versus an alternative solution. 4 .832
Financial Resources The level of financial resources dedicated for implementation and ongoing operations 3 .787
Additional Resources The level of additional resources dedicated for implementation and on-going operations, including appropriate staff and assistance for staff (e.g. evaluation resources, tools, training, and coaching). 3 .840
Implementation Team This subscale is about the individuals involved with the HPT implementation process who can formally or informally influence this process through their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. They are effective in overcoming indifference or resistance that the implementation of an HPT program may provoke in the health center. 4 .913
Implementation Plan This subscale is associated with the implementation process. Successful engagement usually requires an active change process aimed to achieve effective implementation of the HPT program(s). The subscale measures the degree to which a scheme or method of behavior and tasks for implementing an HPT program are developed in advance, and the quality of those schemes or methods. 15 .970
  1. a The subscales and their descriptions are in line with the conceptualizations in the study’s conceptual framework (adapted from the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research – [31])