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Table 4 Barriers and facilitators to leading implementation of evidence-based fall prevention practices

From: Feasibility and usefulness of a leadership intervention to implement evidence-based falls prevention practices in residential care in Canada

ILS subscale category (35) Barriers Facilitators
Proactive leadership • Unclear implementation roles
• Lack of authority to facilitate change
• Difficulty planning as a team
• Lack of process to monitor goals and outcomes
• Lack of resources for new initiatives (i.e., staff and time)
• Team coordination to develop implementation plan and strategy
• Link implementation to other organizational initiatives
Knowledgeable leadership • Inconsistent messages from senior leaders • Emphasize residents’ safety as reason for implementation
Supportive leadership • Inability to engage staff
• Limited communication with staff and leadership team
• Active listening
• Engage and encourage feedback from staff
• Recognize and support staff efforts and contributions
Perseverant leadership • Lack of commitment • Commitment