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Table 6 Themes and requirements/process components for successful implementation, based on a simplified version of the theoretical framework from Nielsen and Randall [77]

From: A study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial on mindfulness-based stress reduction: studying effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an additional organisational health intervention on mental health and work-related perceptions of teachers in Dutch secondary vocational schools

Themes and requirements Operationalisation
1) Intervention design and implementation  
Initiation Commitment to the intervention and the motivation of the director and team managers
Communication about the intervention at the start Communication to the teachers from the course, the mindfulness training participants, and the participatory group members
Participation • Establishment of a participatory group
• Involvement of the teachers in the course and of the participants in the mindfulness training and in the participatory group
Targeting Choosing the right problems in the workplace with the possibility of quick wins
Satisfaction The teachers’/participants’ satisfaction with the intervention
2) Intervention context  
Organisation’s culture Inherent features of the organisation’s culture that facilitate or impede the implementation of the action plan
Conditions The organisation’s capacity and skills to implement the action plan
Events Events that interfere with implementation of the action plan
3) Participants’ mental models  
Readiness to change Employees’ and participants’ readiness to change at T1
Perceptions Was the perception of the intervention (action plan) positive?
  1. T1 timepoint 1 (immediately after mindfulnesss-based stress reduction training)