Table 2

In-depth review of IR articles with more complete reporting of implementation descriptors

Article (Lead author and year)Research/evaluation articleImplementation of intervention/strategyContextChanges in IR variables measuredWho implementsDeviations from initial protocolDiscussion of policy/practice implications
Included all implementation descriptors
 McDougal 201219 YYY (partially)YYYY
 Rajaraman 201220 YYY (partially)YYYY
 Sherr 201321 ProtocolYYN/AYYY
 Belaid 201522 Y, process evaluationYYYYYY
Included all implementation descriptors, except deviation from initial protocol
 Liao 201123 YYYYYNY
 Georgeu 201224 YYYYYNY
 Nahar 201225 YYYYY (partially)NY
 Teklehaimanot 201326 Y, case studyYYYYNY
 Shei 201327 YYYYYNY
 Ansbro 201528 YYY (partially)YYNY
Included all implementation descriptors, except discussion of policy/practice implication
 Abramsky 201229 ProtocolYY (partially)N/AYN/AN
 Ngana 201230 YYY (partially)YYYN
 DeCelles 201631 Y, process evaluationY (partially)Y (partially)YYYN
Included all implementation descriptors, except who implements
 Bernabe-Ortiz 201432 ProtocolYY (partially)N/ANN/AY
Included all implementation descriptors, except changes in IR variables measured
 Cooper 201533 YYYNYYY
Included all implementation descriptors, except changes in IR variables measured and discussion of policy/practice implication
 Miri 199834 Y, process evaluationYY (partially)NYYN
 Christensen 201535 YYY (partially)NYYN
Included all implementation descriptors, except deviation from initial protocol and discussion of policy/practice implication
 Findley 201336 YYYYY (partially)NN
 Shelley 201537 ProtocolYYYYNN
Included all implementation descriptors, except changes in IR variables measured and deviation from initial protocol
 Hirschhorn 201538 YYY (partially)NYNY
Included only three implementation descriptors
 Hopkins 199839 No, programme reportYY (partially)NYN/AN
 Brune 200940 YYY (partially)NYNN
 Carlo 201041 YYYNYNN
 Shrestha 201342 YYYNNNY
 Kim 201543 YYY (partially)NNNY
 Church 201544 YYYNYNN
 Mahvu 201545 YYNYYNN
 Babiarz 201646 YYY (partially)NYNN