This figure shows a diagram of the Ottawa Model of Research Use (OMRU). Three domains of the research use process are organized in three consecutive columns from left to right, providing a structure for the diagram: Assess barriers and support, Monitor intervention and degree of use, and Evaluates outcomes.
Under the domain of Assess barriers and supports, there are three components that should be assessed: Evidence-based innovations, Potential adopters, and Practice environment. These components are represented by boxes, organized vertically. Each box contains the component’s name and its subcomponents, with two-way arrows connecting the boxes indicating interactions between the components. The Evidence-based innovation component has 2 subcomponents: Development process and Innovation attributes. The Potential adopters components has five subcomponents: Awareness, Attitudes, Knowledge/skill, Concerns, and Current practice. The Practice environment component also has five subcomponents: Patients, Cultural/social, Structural, Economic, and Uncontrolled events. These subcomponents indicate specific areas in which barriers and supports to research use should be assessed.
There are two components under the next domain of Monitor intervention and degree of use: Implementation intervention strategies and Adoption. The components are represented by boxes, connected horizontally as a continuation of the research use process from the Assess barriers and supports column. The Implementation intervention strategies components has three subcomponents: Barrier management, Transfer, and Follow up. The Adoption component includes two subcomponents: Intention and Use.
Under the Evaluate outcomes domain, there is a single component of Outcomes with three subcomponents: Patient, Practitioner, and System. These subcomponents signify the areas on which an evaluator should focus during the evaluation of the outcomes of the research use process.
There is a feedback loop from the components under the Monitor intervention and degree of use and Evaluate outcomes domains to the components under the Assess barriers and supports domain. These feedback loop signify an ongoing incorporation of information obtained later in the process into the reassessments of the barriers and supports.
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