Increasing the impact of randomized controlled trials: an example of a hybrid effectiveness-implementation design in psychotherapy research

Adrienne L. Johnson, Anthony H. Ecker, Terri L. Fletcher, Natalie Hundt, Michael R. Kauth, Lindsey A. Martin, Geoffrey M. Curran, Jeffrey A. Cully
Translational Behavioral Medicine
November 26, 2018

Randomized Controlled Trials (RTC) have been the go-to for clinical studies; however, the long delays from research to dissemination to health care practice bring about considerations for implementations in study design.  The authors conclude that expanding ‘traditional RCTs through collaborative stakeholder contributions and stakeholder/consumer-informed implementation approaches is critical to improve adoption post project.”