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Table 1 Aspects of acceptability, appropriateness and feasibility

From: Protocol-based management of older adults with hip fractures in Delhi, India: a feasibility study

Constructs Methodology Tools Study dimension
Acceptability Qualitative methods KIIs and FGDs (HCP)
FGDs (patient and their carers)
- Explore dimensions of the best-practice evidence for adoption/implementation, i.e. content, complexity and comfort from healthcare providers’ perspective
- Patients’ perspectives on contextual (patient circumstances) and structural barriers (health setting)
Appropriateness Qualitative methods KIIs
FGDs (HCP)
FGDs (patient and their carers)
- To explore whether adopting evidence-based practice may be perceived as appropriate but not acceptable and vice versa
- To capture barriers to implementation efforts
- Patients’ perspectives on contextual (patient circumstances) and structural barriers (health setting)
Feasibility Mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) Baseline survey questionnaire
30-day follow-ups
KIIs and FGDs to identify barriers and facilitators
- Recruitment of study sites and patients
- Response rate retention and follow-up rates
- Determine specific outcome variables (primary and secondary)
- Estimate sample size for the larger study
- Identify barriers and facilitators for adopting ICP in routine practice
- Barriers and facilitators for scale up
  1. KII key informant interviews, FGD focus group discussion, HCP healthcare provider (consultants, registrars and nursing staff from the departments of orthopaedics, anaesthesia, geriatrics, medicine and physiotherapy)