Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Statement

Pinnock, Hilary and Barwick, Melanie and Carpenter, Christopher R. and Eldridge, Sandra and Grandes, Gonzalo and Griffiths, Chris J. and Rycroft-Malone, Joanne and Meissner, Paul and Murray, Elizabeth and Patel, Anita and Sheikh, Aziz and Taylor, Stephanie J. C. (2017) Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Statement. BMJ, 2017 (356). ISSN 0959-8138

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Implementation studies are often poorly reported and indexed, reducing their potential to inform initiatives to improve healthcare services. The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) initiative aimed to develop guidelines for transparent and accurate reporting of implementation studies. Informed by the findings of a systematic review and a consensus-building e-Delphi exercise, an international working group of implementation science experts discussed and agreed the StaRI Checklist comprising 27 items. It prompts researchers to describe both the implementation strategy (techniques used to promote implementation of an underused evidence-based intervention) and the effectiveness of the intervention that was being implemented. An accompanying Explanation and Elaboration document (published in BMJ Open, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013318) details each of the items, explains the rationale, and provides examples of good reporting practice. Adoption of StaRI will improve the reporting of implementation studies, potentially facilitating translation of research into practice and improving the health of individuals and populations.

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