Submission Deadline – 1st September
Despite considerable evidence from controlled studies that cancer-focused psychosocial interventions can effectively promote healthy behaviors and improve quality of life, many people who could benefit from these interventions do not receive them. This situation reflects, in part, the many challenges encountered in translating promising research findings into routine care. Implementation science is the scientific study of methods designed to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice. In recent years, there have been several calls for researchers in psycho-oncology to apply the methods of implementation science as one means of improving delivery of optimal psychosocial care.
This special issue seeks to publish innovative, timely, and high impact original research papers, brief research reports [Clinical Correspondence], and reviews on any aspect of implementation science and psycho-oncology. We encourage submissions of relevant manuscripts across the cancer control continuum (from prevention through early detection, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life-care).
We are particularly interested in the application of implementation science frameworks and methods to:
- understanding barriers and facilitators of intervention/practice adoption
- assessing implementation outcomes
- evaluating implementation strategies
- improving cancer-related behavioral and/or clinical outcomes
Studies that employ qualitative and/or quantitative research methods are welcomed, however, preference will be given to studies that employ randomized or quasi-experimental designs that test interventions under real-world conditions. .
The deadline for manuscript submission is now 1st September 2023
Correspondence and enquiries to the Guest Editors:
Additional enquiries to the Editor-in-Chief:
Maggie Watson, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org