|Hypotheses linked to chains of inference|
|Hypotheses||Chain of Inference (theory level)||Chain of inference (sub-theory level)||Themes from the literature||Papers addressing the theme|
|An opinion leader and his/her personal characteristics are dependent on contextual factors in order to have an impact on E-IHC.A facilitator and his/her personal characteristics are dependent on contextual factors in order to have an impact on E-IHC.||The nature of the relationship between the change agent’s personal characteristics, the role adopted, and contextual influences and the impact of E-IHC.||Roles Personal Characteristics Contextual Factors||Opinion Leader (OL) Facilitator (FAC) Change agent (CA)||Papers with mixed and positive effects, only: 6 OL (Wright, Chaillet, Curran, Moore, Davies, Majumdar) Six FAC (internal/external and external facilitators included), (Stetler, Cranney, Gerrish, Milner, Thomas, Hutt) Total 18 CA papers, 12 OL and FAC|
Rycroft-Malone et al.
Rycroft-Malone et al. Implementation Science 2012 7:33 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-33