Use of Human-Centered Design to Improve Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in Low-Resource Communities: Protocol for Studies Applying a Framework to Assess Usability
OPEN JMIR research protocols | 11 Oct 2019
AR Lyon, SA Munson, BN Renn, DC Atkins, MD Pullmann, E Friedman and PA Areán
This paper presents the protocol for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded University of Washington’s ALACRITY (Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness) Center (UWAC), which uses human-centered design (HCD) methods to improve the implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions (EBPIs). We propose that usability-the degree to which interventions and implementation strategies can be used with ease, efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction-is a fundamental, yet poorly understood determinant of implementation.
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