DeWorm3 Implementation Science

Research question

The DeWorm3 Project is a series of hybrid trials testing the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil transmitted helminths (STH), while conducting implementation science research that contextualizes clinical research findings and provides guidance on opportunities to optimize delivery of STH interventions.

The purpose of DeWorm3 implementation science studies is to ensure rapid and efficient translation of evidence into practice. Research methods include: (1) stakeholder mapping and network analysis, (2) qualitative research, (3) structural readiness surveys, (4) process mapping, and (5) economic evaluation (costing and cost-effectiveness). 

 Implementation science research aims include:

1)To systematically identify stakeholders influencing standard of care targeted and community-wide MDA and map their potential role and involvement in scale-up of community-wide MDA for STH.

2)To identify implementation-related barriers and facilitators to community-wide MDA for STH from the perspective of various stakeholders.

3)To quantify the readiness of the health system to deliver community-wide MDA for STH programs.

4)To map the intervention delivery process and identify any discrepancies between planned and implemented activities in order to optimize the trial intervention.

5)To compare the financial and economic costs and incremental cost-effectiveness of community-wide and targeted MDA for STH in the short- and long-term.

 

Study sites

This study is In progress

Contact

Arianna Rubin Means

Funding partner(s)

Tags

Disease(s)
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Research topic(s)
Cost-effectiveness
Elimination of transmission
Implementation science
MDA
Study design(s)
economic evaluation
process mapping
qualitative research
Stakeholder mapping and network analysis
structural readiness surveys
Indicator(s)
costs and incremental cost-effectiveness
factors influencing implementation quality,
Feasibility
health system readiness scores
implementation activity performance
Stakeholder relationship maps
sustainability