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Table 2 Criteria used to assign ratings to constructs

From: Evaluation of a large-scale weight management program using the consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR)

Rating Criteria
−2 The construct is a negative influence in the organization, an impeding influence in work processes, and/or an impeding influence in implementation efforts. The majority of interviewees (at least two) describe explicit examples of how the key or all aspects (or the absence) of a construct manifests itself in a negative way.
−1 The construct is a negative influence in the organization, an impeding influence in work processes, and/or an impeding influence in implementation efforts. Interviewees make general statements about the construct manifesting in a negative way but without concrete examples:
• The construct is mentioned only in passing or at a high level without examples or evidence of actual, concrete descriptions of how that construct manifests;
• There is a mixed effect of different aspects of the construct but with a general overall negative effect;
• There is sufficient information to make an indirect inference about the generally negative influence; and/or
• Judged as weakly negative by the absence of the construct.
0 A construct has neutral influence if:
• It appears to have neutral effect (purely descriptive) or is only mentioned generically without valence;
• There is no evidence of positive or negative influence;
• Credible or reliable interviewees contradict each other
• There are positive and negative influences at different levels in the organization that balance each other out; and/or different aspects of the construct have positive influence while others have negative influence and overall, the effect is neutral.
+1 The construct is a positive influence in the organization, a facilitating influence in work processes, and/or a facilitating influence in implementation efforts. Interviewees make general statements about the construct manifesting in a positive way but without concrete examples:
• The construct is mentioned only in passing or at a high level without examples or evidence of actual, concrete descriptions of how that construct manifests;
• There is a mixed effect of different aspects of the construct but with a general overall positive effect; and/or
• There is sufficient information to make an indirect inference about the generally positive influence.
+2 The construct is a positive influence in the organization, a facilitating influence in work processes, and/or a facilitating influence in implementation efforts. The majority of interviewees (at least two) describe explicit examples of how the key or all aspects of a construct manifests itself in a positive way.
  Missing Interviewee(s) were not asked about the presence or influence of the construct; or if asked about a construct, their responses did not correspond to the intended construct and were instead coded to another construct. Interviewee(s) lack of knowledge about a construct does not necessarily indicate missing data and may instead indicate the absence of the construct.