This project seeks to develop a measure of organizational readiness for delivering evidence- based interventions to improve colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients.
After the measure is developed, it will be further tested in health clinics for validity and reliability and then in schools delivering a nutrition program to ensure it is applicable across settings and topics. Creating a validated measure of organizational readiness is critical to accelerate and improve implementation of evidence-based programs for cancer control.
Aim 1 : Adapt and further develop the current Readiness Monitoring Tool to assess readiness for implementing evidence-based interventions for increasing colorectal cancer screening in community health clinics.
Aim 2 : Test structural, discriminant, and criterion validity of the revised Readiness Monitoring Tool as well as reliability by assessing internal consistency, temporal stability, and inter-rater reliability.
Aim 3 : Adapt and assess the usability and validity of the Readiness Monitoring Tool in the school setting for implementing a nutrition based program.
Funding Agency: NIH, Funding Institute: NCI
Maria E. Fernandez, PhD - Principal Investigator
Timothy Walker, PhD - Co-Investigator
Cici Bauer, PhD - Co-Investigator
Lauren Workman, PhD - Co-Investigator (Univ. of South Carolina)
Andrea Lamont, PhD - Co-Investigator (Univ. of South Carolina)