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study descriptionScoping review.
core topic(s)Reach Out and Read (ROR)
Population CharacteristicsMedical Providers , Medical Trainees
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherImplementation and Evaluation
objectivesThis scoping review examines the existing literature to better understand ROR implementation.
exposureReach Out and Read (ROR).
outcomes evaluatedROR implementation.
methodsData Sources included PubMed, ERIC, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier, ProQuest Education Database, and CINAHL. We included peer-reviewed English-language papers focusing on ROR in an ambulatory setting in North America. Extracted variables were informed by the Template for Intervention Description and Replication checklist and included publication year, title, author(s), clinic location, study design, study aim, ROR implementation, modifications, implementation assessment, barriers, facilitators, and outcomes.
sample sizen=71 (included articles)
resultsSeventy-one papers were included, of which 43 were research articles. We identified substantial variation in ROR implementation including differences in components delivered. A considerable number of research articles did not assess ROR implementation. The most common barriers to ROR implementation were at the system level (ie, financing and inadequate time). Modifications and enhancements to ROR are emerging; most address barriers at the clinician and family level.
conclusionsROR implementation varies across studies, and many did not assess implementation. Consistent reporting and assessment of ROR implementation could create opportunities to better understand the mechanisms underlying ROR's effects and inform other early childhood interventions that seek to promote optimal development at the population level.
limitationsThis review was limited to published English language papers focusing on ROR.