Les défis de l’évaluation développementale en recherche: une analyse d’implantation d’un projet «Hôpital promoteur de santé»

Developmental evaluation (DE), an approach developed by Patton to support the implementation of innovations, remains relatively untested in research. This article describes an attempt to apply DE as part of an implementation study of a healthpromoting hospital project in a university hospital. The article highlights the dichotomous demands of academic research and evaluation use inherent in applying DE from a research perspective, and analyzes the challenges encountered in this case.