ERIC Number: EJ806784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Evaluating Fidelity: Predictive Validity for a Measure of Competent Adherence to the Oregon Model of Parent Management Training
Forgatch, Marion S.; Patterson, Gerald R.; DeGarmo, David S.
Behavior Therapy, v36 n1 p3-13 Win 2005
When efficacious interventions are implemented in real-world conditions, it is important to evaluate whether or not the programs are practiced as intended. This article presents the Fidelity of Implementation Rating System (FIMP), an observation-based measure assessing competent adherence to the Oregon model of Parent Management Training (PMTO). FIMP evaluates 5 dimensions of competent adherence to PMTO (i.e., knowledge, structure, teaching skill, clinical skill, and overall effectiveness) specified in the intervention model. Predictive validity for FIMP was evaluated with a subsample of stepfamilies participating in a preventive PMTO intervention. As hypothesized, high FIMP ratings predicted change in observed parenting practices from baseline to 12 months. The rigor and scope of adherence measures are discussed.
Descriptors: Intervention, Predictive Validity, Teaching Skills, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Longitudinal Studies, Measures (Individuals), Observation, Family (Sociological Unit), Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Training Methods, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon