Adoption (N=4)



Definition 1: (is) making full use of an innovation as the best course of action available (Rogers 1995) and represents behavioral change (using the evidence-based innovation)
Source: Logan J, Graham ID. Toward a comprehensive interdisciplinary model of health care research use. Science Communication 1998; 20(2):227-246.
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Definition 2: usually refers to the decision to adopt the innovation and has frequently been the dependent variable in innovation diffusion research
Source: Estabrooks CA. Research utilization and qualitative research. In: Morse JM, Swanson JM, Kuzel AJ, editors. The Nature of Qualitative Evidence. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2001: 275-298.
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Definition 3: [in relation to the individual] the decision to make full use of the innovation as the best course of action available
Source: Greenhalgh T, Robert G, Bate P, Macfarlane F, Kyriakidou O. Diffusion of innovations in health service organizations. Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2005.
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Definition 4: [of innovations in organisations] an organisation's means to adapt to the environment, or to pre-empt a change in the environment, in order to increase or sustain its effectiveness or competitiveness
Source: Greenhalgh T, Robert G, Bate P, Macfarlane F, Kyriakidou O. Diffusion of innovations in health service organizations. Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2005.
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