Organizational Readiness to Implement the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in Dialysis Facilities.

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Journal Article

A gap exists between the development and uptake of evidence-based health promotion programs in health care settings. One reason for this gap is lack of attention to organizational readiness. The objective of this study was to assess organizational readiness to implement the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in dialysis facilities. Survey data were collected from dialysis staff using a semi-structured Organizational Readiness for Implementing Change questionnaire. Change efficacy and change commitment scale ratings were all above 3.0, indicating a moderate level of readiness among staff. Profession and level of education were significantly associated with mean change efficacy scale ratings. Textual data revealed benefits to patients, implementation barriers and facilitators, and the influence of facility environment and culture. The findings of the current study suggest that additional efforts to advance the implementation of evidence-based health promotion programs in dialysis facilities are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Washington, TR; Hilliard, TS; Mingo, CA; Hall, RK; Smith, ML; Lea, JI

Published Date

  • June 14, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 2

PubMed ID

  • 31011069

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31011069

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2308-3417

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3390/geriatrics3020031


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland