Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research

Quantitative Data

Several research groups are in the process of developing quantitative CFIR measures. Below are three sources of potential measures that have been mapped item-by-item to the CFIR.


Helfrich et al.'s (2009) Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment (ORCA):

The ORCA instrument is a 74-item survey with three domains. Each ORCA survey item has been mapped to a CFIR construct. A manuscript is in process, but we provide the mapping here for your review.
  • Ordered list of ORCA items with CFIR items that map to each.
  • Ordered list of CFIR constructs with ORCA items that map to each.

Gustafson et al.’s (2003) Organizational Change Manager (OCM)

The OCM instrument is a 60-item survey with 15 domains. Each OCM survey item has been mapped to a CFIR construct. A manuscript is in process, but we provide the mapping here for your review.
  • Ordered list of OCM items with CFIR items that map to each.
  • Ordered list of CFIR constructs with the list of OCM items that map to each construct
  • Complete listing of OCM items (with descriptors) and CFIR constructs

Seattle Implementation Research Collaborative (SIRC):

The SIRC is in the process of identifying measurement instruments and mapping them to the CFIR and an outcomes framework; over 400 instruments have been identified and the SIRC is in the process of evaluating each instrument. Check back regularly for updates.

Published measures related to specific constructs:

There are a few published measures that apply directly to a specific CFIR construct. One example is the Implementation Leadership Scale that we have mapped to the Formally Appointed Internal Implementation Leader sub-construct within the Process domain.

We will post quantitative measures as they become available. If you know of a measure, please send us the citation and we will post it as appropriate. Check back often to find newly identified measures by reviewing individual constructs.