Carlos Alberto dos Santos Treichel
Professor at the Department of Maternal-Child and Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from the Federal University of Pelotas and a PhD in Collective Health with a focus on Policy, Planning, and Management from the State University of Campinas. Engaged in Postdoctoral activities at the Department of Collective Health, State University of Campinas (PD-FAPESP Fellow) from 2021 to 2023, and conducted Research Interships abroad as a visiting research student at the Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) at King’s College London through the CAPES PrInt and BEPE FAPESP programs in 2019 and 2021. In recent years, has dedicated their work to the study of the implementation of mental health public policies, with a focus on efforts to integrate specialized services and primary care. Their main areas of research include Implementation Research, Service Evaluation, Collaborative Care, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Mental Health in the workplace, and the Impact of Care on families of individuals with mental disorders.
Implementation Science is still very much a novel field in Brazil. No resources to guide the design of implementation research and real-world implementation projects exist that have been developed or adapted for use in Brazil. In addressing this gap, we translate and cross-culturally adapt and validate the Implementation Science Research development (ImpRes) tool and its complementary guide, previously developed in the United Kingdom. ImpRes contains ten domains that, according to the current literature and expert consensus, cover the core elements of implementation research that should be considered in the preparation of implementation research and projects . The aim of this work was to appraise the content validity of the ImpRes-BR tool.
After the stages of translation, back-translation, and pilot testing, the ImpRes-BR tool and guide were reviewed by an expert panel, consisting of specialists in the field of applied health research composed of 10 members. Based on the experts’ responses, who rated the items on a four-point Likert scale, the content validity index at the item level (CVI-I) and at the scale level (CVI-E) was calculated using the mean calculation method (CVI-E/Med) . A CVI-I of 0.78 and a CVI-E of 0.90 were defined as minimum acceptable indices [3,4].
In addition to conceptual validity indices greater than 90%, a CVI-I of at least 0.90 was observed in all domains of the tool and its guide and an IVC-E of 0.98, thus exceeding the limits of CVI-I: 0.78 and CVI-E: 0.90 necessaries for its validity.
The Brazilian version of the ImpRes-tool and guide showed good content validity indices, both at the item level and at the scale level, thus demonstrating its usability to guide project design and implementation research in the Brazilian context.