Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice

Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice

D and/or I:
The focus on dissemination and/or implementation activities. D-only focuses on an active approach of spreading evidence-based interventions to target audience via determined channels using planned strategies. D=I, D>I, and I>D means there is some focus on both dissemination and implementation. I-only focuses on process of putting to use or integrating evidence-based interventions within a setting.


Socio-Ecological Levels:
The level of the framework at which the model operates. Individual includes personal characteristics; Organization includes hospitals, service organizations, and factories; Community includes local government and neighborhoods; System includes hospital systems and government; Policy includes changes in policy.


Number of Times Cited:
The # of times the original publication for the model was cited as indicated by Google Scholar since 2016.


Field of Origin:
The field of study in which the model originated.


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Name of the construct developed by classifying/aligning the elements abstracted from models.

Adoption, Knowledge Transfer and Utilization, Strategies

The original publication(s) of the model.

Titler MG, Kleiber C, Steelman VJ, Rakel BA, Budreau G, Everett LQ, et al. The Iowa model of evidence-based practice to promote quality care. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 2001 Dec;13:497–509. [PubMed: 11778337]

Citations of studies that have used the model as an outline for their study.

Duff J, Cullen L, Hanrahan K, Steelman V. Determinants of an evidence-based practice environment: an interpretive description. Implement Sci Commun. 2020 Oct 6;1:85. doi: 10.1186/s43058-020-00070-0.

Fujita LY, Choi SY. Customizing Physiologic Alarms in the Emergency Department: A Regression Discontinuity, Quality Improvement Study. J Emerg Nurs. 2020 Mar;46(2):188-198.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2019.10.017.

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