Construct Details

DefinitionAcceptability: Perception among implementation stakeholders that a treatment, service, practice or innovation is agreeable, palatable, or satisfactory….[D]different from the larger construct of service satisfaction…it is more specific, referencing a particular treatment or set of treatments, while satisfaction typically references the general service experience." Stakeholders need specific knowledge about aspects or components of the treatment/innovation are needed in order for acceptability to be assessed. Acceptability should be considered in conjunction with other constructs throughout the implementation process (e.g. acceptability must be considered for adoption during the early stages).

Feasibility: The extent to which a new treatment, or an innovation, can be successfully used or carried out within a given agency or setting. Related to appropriateness but may include other concerns specific to an agency or organization like resources or staff training needs. Feasibility should be considered during the early stages of implementation during adoption.
Affiliation with Organizational Culture


Cost-efficacy and Feasibility

Design Intervention Prototype – (4A) design intervention to incorporate scientific evidence and locally developed programs

Determine appropriateness and feasibility of translating recommendations into the specific practice setting

Feedback on Execution and Fidelity

Innovation Characteristics

Local priorities

Actual fit or utility; suitability for everyday use; practicability

Usability and adaptability




Acceptability, Sustainability, Uptake, Cost, Feasibility

ModelsChoosing Wisely Deimplementation Framework

Davis' Pathman-PRECEED Model

Dissemination and Implementation Framework for an Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program

Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) model (Conceptual Model of Evidence-based Practice Implementation in Public Service Sectors)

Intervention Mapping

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines

Knowledge Exchange Framework

Model for Predictors of Adoption

Practical, Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model (PRISM)

Proctor's Implementation Outcomes

Transcreation Framework for Community-engaged Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities

Number of Models11
MeasureGEM D&I link: Acceptability

GEM D&I link: Feasibility