The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Ciechanowski, P. (n.d.). The PEARLS study: Community-integrated home-based depression treatment for the elderly [PowerPoint slides].
Ciechanowski, P., & Schwartz, S. (2004, February 19). PEARLS: Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors. Presented at the 18th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Washington, DC.
Kaiser, C. (n.d.). PEARLS: A practitioner's perspective [PowerPoint slides].
Ludman, E. (2004, July). PEARLS dissemination training: Problem solving treatment [PowerPoint slides].
Schwartz, S. (n.d.). PEARLS: Background [PowerPoint slides].
Schwartz, S. (n.d.). PEARLS: Quality monitoring and program evaluation [PowerPoint slides].
University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center. (2005, September). PEARLS counselor training manual. Seattle, WA: Author.
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The program materials offer detailed information on problem-solving treatment and some information on organizational implementation. In-person training is available on an as-needed basis, and limited guidance and suggestions for program adaptation are available for problem-solving treatment. Quality assurance forms are provided to assist supervisors in monitoring implementation fidelity.
A step-by-step program implementation manual is not yet available. Supervisory guidance is not provided. The manual appears complicated enough to require in-depth training and support, yet implementers are not required by the developer to undergo formal, in-person training. No procedures are specified for collecting and analyzing program data to support quality assurance.