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Table 1 Outcome measures, operationalisation and data collection of the process evaluation

From: Process evaluation of a programme to empower community nurse leadership

Measures Operationalisation Data collection methods
Dose delivered The extent to which the components of the NitL programme, namely the systematic approach and training, were delivered to community nurses and all intended content of the programme covered. • Interviews with community nurses
Dose received exposure The extent to which community nurses actively engaged with and used the systematic NitL approach and training. • Interviews with community nurses
Reach The proportion of community nurses who attended plenary meetings during the implementation of NitL. • Attendance lists
Fidelity The extent to which NitL was implemented as planned, related to 1) how community nurses implemented evidence for encouraging functional activities and enabled team members to change practice, and 2) how team members were enabled by community nurses to encourage functional activities. • Interviews with community nurses
• Focus groups with team members
• Patient records
• Implementation plans
Dose received satisfaction The satisfaction of 1) community nurses with the programme related to implementing evidence for encouraging functional activities, and enabling team members to change practice, and 2) team members, related to encouraging functional activities and how they were enabled to change practice by community nurses. • Interviews with community nurses
• Focus groups with team members
Context The extent to which barriers and/or facilitators were encountered while implementing the NitL programme related to 1) community nurses while implementing evidence and enabling team members to change practice, and 2) team members while encouraging functional activities and being enabled to change practice by community nurses. • Interviews with community nurses
• Focus groups with team members
• MAINtAIN-C questionnaire