Stetler Model of Research Utilization

Stetler Model of Research Utilization

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.


Whether the model is for the use of practitioners and/or researchers.


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

Adaptation and evolution, Evaluation, Knowledge and Knowledge Synthesis, Outcomes – Implementation, Pre-implementation, Translation

The original publication(s) of the model.

Stetler SB. Updating the Stetler Model of Research Utilization to Facilitate Evidence-Based Practice. Nurs Outlook 2001;49:272-9.

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

Romp CR, Kiehl E. Applying the Stetler model of research utilization in staff development: revitalizing a preceptor program. J Nurses Staff Dev. 2009 Nov-Dec;25(6):278-84; quiz 285-6. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181c2654a

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