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Table 3 Characteristics of selected studies (n = 28)

From: Adapting evidence-informed population health interventions for new contexts: a scoping review of current practice

First author, year Original intervention name Adapted intervention name Study method Topic Level of intervention Context Adaptation guidance used Theoretical principles of the adaptation approach
Original Adapted
Audit 2017 [36] Adherence Support Workers programme NR Description and pilot-testing HIV Micro People living with HIV (PLHIV) in Malawi PLHIV in rural Mozambique Wingood et al. 2008 (ADAPT-ITT) [61] sIMB-CIM
Barrett 2015 [42] Preventure programme Preventure programme Description Substance use Micro High-risk youth in UK High-risk Australian adolescents NR NR
Benjamins 2010 [24] Coordinated School Health model NR Description and evaluation: pre–post-test Nutrition and physical activity (obesity) Meso US public schools Jewish schools in Chicago NR CBPR
Benson-Florez 2017 [47] Behavioral Activation Latino Behavioral Activation Latino (for families) Description and evaluation: family case study Mental health: depression and family well-being Micro Latino individuals Latino families Bernal and Domenech Rodriguez 2012 [62] Ecological validity model
Betts 2018 [25] Diabetes Prevention Program Group Lifestyle Balance (DPP GLB) Group Lifestyle Balance program Adapted for individuals with Impaired Mobility (GLB-AIM) Description Nutrition and physical activity (diabetes) Micro General US population People with impaired mobility in the USA NR CBPR
Crooks 2018 [37] Mental Health First Aid Basic Mental Health First Aid First Nations Evaluation: pre–post-test Mental health crisis Meso Australian general population First Nations peoples in Canada NR CBPR
Evans 2015 [38] NR RITCh Study Tobacco Dependence Treatment Manual and Toolkit Description and preliminary evaluation: pilot study Tobacco dependence Micro General US population Lower socio-economic status African American people Barrera and Castro 2006 [63] CBPR
Garbers 2016 [44] Get Yourself Tested Get Yourself Tested Description and evaluation: pre-experimental STD Meso General US population Black and Latino sexual minority youth in the USA NR NR
Goode 2012 [26] Logan Healthy Living Program (LHLP) Optimal Health Program (OHP) Descriptive case study Nutrition and physical activity (diabetes/hypertension) Micro Research setting Practice setting in Australia NR Roger’s diffusion of innovations theory
Grau 2013 [43] Phaphama NR Description and pilot evaluation HIV/STI Micro US and South African population Russian STI clinic patients NR NR
Highfield 2015 [39] Mobile mammography programme Mobile mammography programme Description and evaluation: quasi-experiment Cancer screening: Mammography Micro General US population African American women Bartholomew et al. 2016 (Intervention mapping) [64] NR
Horn 2008 [27] Not On Tobacco program (N-O-T) American Indian Not On Tobacco program (AI NOT) Description Tobacco dependence Meso General US population North Carolina American Indians NR CBPR
Inam 2015 [33] Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) Description and pilot evaluation Mental health Micro General US population of children Pakistani children in Islamabad NR NR
Kim 2013 [28] Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension for Koreans (K-DASH) Evaluation: pre–post-test Nutrition/diet (hypertension) Micro General US population US Korean immigrants (Korean Americans) NR CBPR
Kirk 2018 [45] Casarett EBI NR Description and pilot evaluation Hospice care referrals Micro Intervention delivered in nursing homes Intervention delivered in community-based settings in the USA Lee et al. 2008 (Planned Adaptation Model) [65] NR
Kwong 2017 [49] Breathmobile program/PADMAP NR Evaluation: pre–post-test Asthma management Meso Large-scale clinic system Small-scale clinic system NR NR
Macridis 2016 [29] School Travel Planning (STP) process NR Description Physical activity Meso General schools in Canada Indigenous community in Kahnawake, Canada NR CBPR
Martinez 2014 [30] HoMBReS (Men Maintaining Well-being and Healthy Relationships) NR Description AIDS Meso Latino men living in rural North Carolina Latino men living in Indianapolis, Indiana (urban setting) McKleroy et al. 2006 (Map of Adaptation Process) [66] NR
Matarazzo 2014 [34] Window to Hope (WtoH) NR Description and pilot evaluation Mental health Micro Australian civilians US veterans with severe traumatic brain injury NR NR
Mejdoubi 2011 [35] Nurse Family Partnership VoorZorg Description and evaluation protocol Parenting Micro High-risk pregnant women in the USA High-risk pregnant women in the Netherlands NR NR
Mellins 2014 [31] Collaborative HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Program+ (CHAMP+) VUKA (“Wake up” in isiZulu) Description HIV Micro HIV-infected youth in New York, USA HIV-infected pre- and early adolescents in South Africa NR CBPR
Reddy 2017 [48] Dangerous Decibels programme Dangerous Decibels: Industry (DDI) programme Description and evaluation: pre–post-test Hearing conservation Meso Students at schools in New Zealand Industry workers in New Zealand NR Ecological approach
Stevenson 2008 [51] NR NR Evaluation: pre–post-test and cost-effectiveness Road traffic injury Macro High-income countries Guangzhou city, China NR NR
Tsey 2005 [50] Family well-being School-based family well-being Description and evaluation: qualitative Mental health Meso General adult population of Australia Indigenous school children in remote communities in Australia NR Participatory action research
Turhan 2017 [46] Healthy School and Drugs (HSD) HSD programme adapted for special education (HSD-SE) Evaluation: quasi-experimental study Substance use Meso Regular schools in the Netherlands Special schools in the Netherlands NR NR
Vandenhoud 2010 [52] (Poulsen 2010 [41]) Parents Matter! Program (PMP) Families Matter! Program (FMP) Evaluation Parenting Micro Parents and their preteens in the USA Parents and their preteens in rural Kenya NR NR
Venner 2016 [40] Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Community Reinforcement Approach MICRA (Motivational Interviewing and Community Reinforcement Approach) Pilot evaluation Substance use Micro General non-Hispanic White populations in the USA American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) in the USA NR CBPR
Williams 2013 [32] ATHENA (Adherence Through Home Education and Nursing Assessment) NR Description and pilot evaluation HIV/AIDS Micro HIV patients in North America HIV patients in Hunan Province in South Central China NR NR
  1. ADAPT-ITT Assessment–Decision–Administration–Production–Topical Experts–Integration–Training–Testing, CBPR community-based participatory research, EBI evidence-based intervention, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, NR not reported, sIMB-CIM situated-Information Motivation Behavioural Skills Model of Care Initiation and Maintenance, STD sexually transmitted disease, STI sexually transmitted infection