Table 2

Reporting Context

Report multilevel contextual factors affecting the external validity and transportability of research, policy, or practice.
Fourteen research teams assessed and reported contextual factors as appendixes to their research articles.2 A summary of their observations is available.3
A “Context Matters” worksheet has been developed and can serve as a starting point in assessing and briefly reporting context as an additional paragraph in the Methods and/or Discussion sections of a manuscript. It is available at