Research project on agile implementation in delivery care receives funding from Forte
Researcher Monica Nyström (SOLIID) was a co-applicant in one of the projects that received funding in Forte's (the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working LIfe and Welfare) call for implementation research in early Spring.
Malin Edqvist, researcher at the Department of Medicine/Clinical Epidemiology Division at KI, leads the four-year project “Challenges of implementation in Swedish Maternity Care - Testing an agile methodology informed by behaviour change intervention design for implementation of a new guideline on labour dystocia”, initiated in July 2020.
Approaches from quality improvement and implementation research are combined with agile approaches to achieve improvement and development in delivery care. An action research approach is used to test and evaluate new approaches to development in close collaboration with managers, improvement teams, staff and patient representatives.
"The project includes studies of pre-requisites for change and the impact of new work approaches on the delivery ward’s work with development and on chosen improvement areas regarding caesarean section", Monica Nyström explains.
A mix of methods are used, such as observations, interviews, questionnaires, and registry data.
The project will contribute to increased knowledge on how implementation strategies can be contextualized within delivery care.