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Title: Understanding the stakeholders’ intention to use economic decision-support tools: A cross-sectional study with the Tobacco Return on Investment tool
Authors: Cheung, KL
Evers, SMAA
Hiligsmann, M
Voko, K
Pokhrel, S
Jones, T
Munoz, C
Wolfenstetter, SB
Józwiak-Hagymásy, J
de Vries, H
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Health Policy, 120: pp. 46-54, (2016)
Abstract: Background: Despite an increased number of economic evaluations of tobacco control interventions, the uptake by stakeholders continues to be limited. Understanding the underlying mechanism in adopting such economic decision-support tools by stakeholders is therefore important. By applying the I-Change Model, this study aims to identify which factors determine potential uptake of an economic decision-support tool, i.e. the Return on Investment tool. Methods: Stakeholders (decision-makers, purchasers of services/pharma products, professionals/service providers, evidence generators and advocates of health promotion) were interviewed in five countries, using an I-Change based questionnaire. MANOVA’s were conducted to assess differences between intenders and non-intenders regarding beliefs. A multiple regression analysis was conducted to identify the main explanatory variables of intention to use an economic decision-support tool. Findings: Ninety-three stakeholders participated. Significant differences in beliefs were found between non-intenders and intenders: risk perception, attitude, social support, and self-efficacy towards using the tool. Regression showed that demographics, pre-motivational, and motivational factors explained 69% of the variation in intention. Discussion: This study is the first to provide a theoretical framework to understand differences in beliefs between stakeholders who do or do not intend to use economic decision-support tools, and empirically corroborating the framework. This contributes to our understanding of the facilitators and barriers to the uptake of these studies.
ISSN: 1872-6054
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