ERIC Number: EJ1139038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Treatment Fidelity among Family Health Promoters Delivering a Physical Activity and Nutrition Intervention to Immigrant and Refugee Families
Bronars, Carrie A.; Hanza, Marcelo M.; Meiers, Sonja J.; Patten, Christi A.; Clark, Matthew M.; Nigon, Julie A.; Weis, Jennifer A.; Wieland, Mark L.; Sia, Irene G.
Health Education & Behavior, v44 n2 p262-270 Apr 2017
Lack of treatment fidelity can be an important source of variation affecting the credibility and utility of outcomes from behavioral intervention research. Development and implementation of a well-designed treatment fidelity plan, especially with research involving underserved populations, requires careful conceptualization of study needs in conjunction with what is feasible in the population. The purpose of this article is to review a fidelity-monitoring plan consistent with the National Institutes of Health Behavior Change Consortium guidelines (e.g., design, training, delivery, receipt, and enactment) for an intervention trial designed to improve physical activity and nutrition among immigrant and refugee families. Description of the fidelity monitoring plan is provided and challenges related to monitoring treatment fidelity in a community-based participatory intervention for immigrant and refugee families are discussed.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Family Programs, Health Promotion, Fidelity, Program Implementation, Physical Activity Level, Nutrition, Health Behavior, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (DHHS/NIH)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: R01HL111407