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Table 5 Attributes of applicability and transferability of the intervention [24]

From: An implementation research programme to support an intravenous iron intervention for pregnant women with moderate and severe anaemia in Malawi: study protocol

  Questions
Applicability
Political environment Does the political environment of the local society allow this intervention to be implemented? Is there any political barrier to implementing this intervention?
Social acceptability Would the general public and the targeted (sub)population accept this intervention? Does any aspect of the intervention go against the local social norms? Is it ethically acceptable?
Cultural adaptability Can the contents of the intervention be tailored to suit the local culture?
Resource implications Are the essential resources for implementing this intervention available in the local setting?
Educational level of the target population Does the target population in the local setting have a sufficient educational level to comprehend the contents of the intervention?
Organisational structure Which organisation will be responsible for the provision of this intervention in the local setting? Is there any possible barrier to implementing this intervention due to the structure of that organisation?
Skills of local interventionists Does the provider of the intervention in the local setting have the skill to deliver this intervention? If not, will the training be available?
Transferability
Baseline prevalence of risk behaviours/infection What is the baseline prevalence of the health problem of interest in the local setting? What is the difference in prevalence between the study setting and the local setting?
The characteristics of the target population Are the characteristics of the target population comparable between the study setting and the local setting? Regarding the particular aspects that will be addressed in the intervention, is it possible that the characteristics of the target population (e.g. ethnicity, socioeconomic status, educational level) will impact the effectiveness of the intervention?
The capacity to implement the intervention Is the capacity to implement the intervention comparable between the study setting and the local setting in such matters as the political environment, social acceptability, resources, organisational structure, and the local providers’ skills?