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Table 1 Original and current study definitions of RE-AIM dimensions

From: Long-term impact of a real-world coordinated lifestyle promotion initiative in primary care: a quasi-experimental cross-sectional study

Dimension Original definitions Current study
Definition Variable Measurement
Reach The absolute number, proportion and representativeness of individuals who are willing to participate in a given initiative The proportion of patients who receive healthy lifestyle promotion in the last 6 months Proportion of patients Patient questionnaire
Effectiveness The impact of an intervention on important outcomes, including potential negative effects, quality of life, and economic outcomes Self-reported attitudes and competency among staff regarding healthy lifestyle promotion and the coordinated care model Proportion of staff Staff questionnaire
Adoption The absolute number, proportion, and representativeness of settings and intervention agents who are willing to initiate a program The proportion of staff who engage in healthy lifestyle promotion practice including referring patients to specialized staff on a daily basis Proportion of staff Staff questionnaire
Implementation At the setting level, implementation refers to the intervention agents’ fidelity to the various elements of an intervention’s protocol Implementation of the Lifestyle team protocol: Multi-disciplinary structure, team manager, referral procedure, and team meetings Implementation data Manager interviews
Maintenance At the individual level: the long-term effects of a program on outcomes after 6 or more months after the most recent intervention contact. Reach, effectiveness, adoption and implementation outcomes five years after the Lifestyle teams were implemented. Reach, effectiveness, adoption and implementation variables and data. Patient and staff questionnaires
Manager interviews