Protocol - Perceived Compatibility with Current Clinical Practice

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Three items from the Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE) Pre-implementation Provider Survey that healthcare providers can use to assess the compatibility and value of a genomic intervention at their clinical practice. Responses are based upon a 5-point Likert scale from strongly agree (5) to strongly disagree (1).

Specific Instructions

This protocol is for implementation science purposes and should be used when an intervention is planned/being conducted.

Before this protocol is administered, data should be collected about the provider (e.g., type of provider, education and certifications, specialty) and also about the practice (e.g., type of practice) where the provider works.


1. Using [X genomic intervention] fits within the processes that I already use to care for my patients.

5[ ]Strongly Agree

4[ ]Agree

3[ ]Neither Agree nor Disagree

2[ ]Disagree

1[ ]Strongly Disagree

2. The information generated by [X genomic intervention] is important for patient care.

5[ ]Strongly Agree

4[ ]Agree

3[ ]Neither Agree nor Disagree

2[ ]Disagree

1[ ]Strongly Disagree

3. I believe that [X genomic intervention] is relevant to my current clinical practice.

5[ ]Strongly Agree

4[ ]Agree

3[ ]Neither Agree nor Disagree

2[ ]Disagree

1[ ]Strongly Disagree



Personnel and Training Required


Equipment Needs


Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, Pregnancy


Healthcare provider

Selection Rationale

This protocol was ranked as highly important to genomic medicine implementation by the Implementing GeNomics In practice (IGNITE) network and was developed and deployed as part of a cross network pre-implementation provider survey.



caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) Genomic Medicine Implementation Perceived Compatibility with Current Clinical Practice Assessment Scale 7409078 CDE Browser
Derived Variables


Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE) Pre-implementation Provider Survey


Items 1, 6, and 7 from the Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE) Pre-implementation Provider Survey. Available at https://gmkb.org/

General References

Orlando, L. A., Sperber, N. R., Volis, C., Nichols, M., Myers, R. A., Wu, R. R., Rakhra-Burris, T., Levy, K. D., Levy, M., Pollin, T. I., Guan, Y., Horowitz, C. R., Ramos, M., Kimmel, S. E., McDonough, C. W., Madden, E. B., Damschroder, L. J. (2018). Developing a common framework for evaluating the implementation of genomic medicine interventions in clinical care: The IGNITE Network’s Common Measures Working Group. Genetics in Medicine, 20(6), 655–663.  

Orlando, L. A., Volis, C., Horowitz, C. R., Myers, R. A., Arwood, M. J., Cicali, E. J., McDonough, C. W., Pollin, T. I., Guan, Y., Levy, K. D., Ramirez, A., Quittner, A., Madden, E. B. (2018). IGNITE network: Response of patients to genomic medicine interventions. Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine, 7, e636.

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Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
Genomic Medicine Implementation
Measure Name

Perceived Compatibility with Current Clinical Practice

Release Date

September 10, 2020


Questions that may be used to determine if the healthcare provider believes a genomic intervention is compatible with the clinical practice.


The degree of tangible fit between meaning and values attached to the genomic intervention by involved healthcare providers; how those align with providers’ own norms, values, and perceived risks and needs; and how a genomic intervention fits with existing workflows and systems.


Compatibility, genomic medicine, Implementing GeNomics In practice, IGNITE, implementation, Implementation Science