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Table 1 Diffusion of Innovation definitions of attributes of an innovation

From: Evaluation of health care providers’ use of the ‘Exercise and Depression Toolkit’: a case study

DoI Attribute Definition
Relative Advantage The degree to which innovation is perceived as better than a previous approach
Compatibility The degree to which an innovation exists with values, past experiences and needs of potential adopters
Complexity The degree in which an innovation is perceived as difficult to understand and use
Trialability The degree to which an innovation may be experimented with or trialled on a limited basis
Observability The degree to which the effects or results of an innovation are visible or able to be observed by the adopter