Ilana Eshriqui is Researcher at the Albert Einstein Center for Studies, Research and Practices in Primary health Care (CEPPAR) of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo Brazil. Ilana is graduated in Nutrition at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, 2014), with master’s degree in human nutrition (UFRJ, 2017) and PhD in Sciences at the School of Public Health of University of Sao Paulo (USP, 2020), with a period as visitor researcher at the Folkhälsan Research Center in Helsinki. She has expertise in Public Health and Nutritional Epidemiology, with focus in practice-based research and implementation science.
Stakeholders play a central role in an implementation intervention. SMAPS is developed in three Brazilian states using the Health Care Planning (HCP) methodology and the mi-mhgap trainning to support the Mental Health Care in Primary Health Care (PHC). This study aims to present a protocol to determine stakeholders’ analysis concerning their relevance and influence on SMAPS.
We developed a standard script to guide focus groups that will be composed of SMAPS’s: i. proponents and ii. local stakeholders, including high and mid-level leaders. The Power/Interest Matrix will be used to enable stakeholder analysis.
Three focus group scripts will be virtually developed with a mean duration of 90 minutes. Focus groups will be composed of five moments, allowing the construction of a mental map at the end of the activity: i. presentations; ii. Stakeholder’s concept comprehension and discussion; iii) Power and interest concepts discussion; iv) Silent moment to individually fill in the power/interest matrix; v) Group discussion and consensus. Content analysis will be carried out from each group through mental maps, audio recordings and researchers’ observations.
The health care field has not yet systematized the stakeholder analysis methods. The Power/Interest Matrix can be a relevant tool in health interventions implementation research and can be used to plan the intervention by its proponents, aiming stakeholders’ engagement and implementation success.