The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Institute of HeartMath. (2010). emWave Desktop personal stress reliever [Hardware]. Boulder Creek, CA: Quantum Intech.
Institute of HeartMath. (2010). emWave Desktop software kit with Coherence Coach tutorial. Boulder Creek, CA: Quantum Intech.
Institute of HeartMath. (2011). Using emWave technology with young adolescent children diagnosed with ADHD: A guide for implementation and application. Boulder Creek, CA: Author.
Program Web site, http://www.heartmath.org/about-us/about-us-home/about-ihm.html
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The implementation guide is well organized and appropriate for a variety of users, with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate the emWave technology into practice and implement the program. The program Web site provides a wealth of information and resources to support implementation. Coaching and consultation are available through weekly bridge calls, and topics of discussion are based on the callers' needs. The technology itself, along with simple provider checklists, can be used to contribute to overall quality assurance.
Limited information is provided to support organization-level implementation readiness. Although the program Web site contains a number of resources, it is challenging to find all of the implementation, training, and evaluation support materials, including those for interpreting data to improve program delivery or client outcomes.