Creating Effectiveness Principles for Principles-Focused Developmental Evaluations in Health-Care Initiatives: Lessons Learned from Three Cases in British Colombia

  • Ihoghosa Iyamu Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada; School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC) https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0271-9468
  • Mai Berger Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada; School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6501-4759
  • Erika Ono Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8008-1792
  • Amy Salmon Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada; School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1337-7582
Keywords: Effectiveness principles, Principles-focused evaluation, Developmental evaluation, Utilization-focused evaluation

Abstract

Principles-focused developmental evaluation is an emergent method of evaluation that is increasingly achieving relevance in initiatives seeking to transform health-care delivery within complex-adaptive systems. Creating meaningful eff ectiveness principles is considered a crucial first step in setting up such evaluations. In this article, we describe four practical steps that we applied in defi ning eff ectiveness principles to align with Patton’s GUIDE criteria. To illustrate our approach, this article features three principles-focused developmental evaluations implemented in British Columbia, highlighting lessons learned through the process of creating eff ectiveness principles.

Author Biographies

Ihoghosa Iyamu, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada; School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC)

Project Coordinator, Knowledge Translation

Mai Berger, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada; School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC)

Research Assistant, Knowledge translation

Erika Ono, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada

Evaluation Specialist, Knowledge translation

Amy Salmon, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), British Columbia, Canada; School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC)

 Scientist and Program Head: Knowledge Translation

Published
2021-04-29