Table 1

Prevalence of key implementation descriptors reported in IR studies—context and intervention

Context and interventionN=791
n (%)
Contextual factors that influence IR described415 (52.4)
Description of who is implementing the key activities702 (88.7)
Deviation from initial planned intervention described101 (12.8)
Beneficiaries described706 (89.2)
Target audience for study findings described366 (46.3)
Implementation period identified368 (46.4)
Mean (SE)
Mean duration of implementation period (in months)24.4 (1.3)
  • Source: Authors’ systematic review of the literature.

  • IR, implementation research.