Grand Rounds 1: Are you ready for a pragmatic trial? The RAPT model and implementation considerations

This Grand Rounds webinar focuses on using the Readiness Assessment for Pragmatic Trials (RAPT) model to assess an intervention’s readiness for an embedded pragmatic clinical trial (ePCT). RAPT includes nine domains that reflect a range of considerations regarding the feasibility of successfully employing pragmatic methods and the prospect of an intervention’s widespread adoption, if proven effective. Researchers using RAPT to evaluate an intervention are asked to qualitatively assess each domain from low to high readiness and can use the results to inform team discussion about when and how to proceed with an ePCT. In this session, we describe the model’s creation, domains, and scoring criteria, and then provide an example of its application to iterative phases of a pragmatic study.


Rosa Baier, MPH
Laura Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN
Eric Jutkowitz, PhD


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IMPACT Grand Rounds_RAPT Model from NIA IMPACT Collaboratory on Vimeo.


Assessment, Pragmatic Trials, Implementation, RAPT Model

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how RAPT complements and differs from PRECIS-2
  2. Understand RAPT’s domains and their relevance for conducting an ePCT
  3. Learn how RAPT results can inform decisions about and preparation for proceeding to an ePCT
  4. Be prepared to apply RAPT to interventions and use results to guide team discussion