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Intervention fidelity: Ensuring application to practice for youth and families
Article first published online: 30 SEP 2011
© 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 33–40, January 2012
How to Cite
Faulkner, M. S. (2012), Intervention fidelity: Ensuring application to practice for youth and families. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17: 33–40. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00305.x
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 30 SEP 2011
- intervention adherence;
- intervention efficacy;
- intervention fidelity;
Purpose. Limited information on intervention fidelity is available in published studies with youth and families. The components of intervention fidelity, the complexity of measurement in these studies, and strategies for measuring intervention fidelity are described.
Conclusions. Strategies for ensuring intervention fidelity according to the Treatment Fidelity Workgroup of the Behavior Change Consortium in the areas of study design, provider training, treatment delivery, treatment receipt, and treatment enactment provide guidance for evaluating or developing intervention fidelity plans.
Practice Implications. Ensuring the quality of intervention fidelity in evidence-based reviews or when developing new interventions is essential for translating findings into practice.