ERIC Number: EJ837687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Replicating an Intervention: The Tension between Fidelity and Adaptation
Morrison, Diane M.; Hoppe, Marilyn J.; Gillmore, Mary Rogers; Kluver, Carisa; Higa, Darrel; Wells, Elizabeth A.
AIDS Education and Prevention, v21 n2 p128-140 Apr 2009
Increased awareness of the importance of tailoring interventions to participants' cultures has focused attention on the limited generalizability of a single test of an intervention to determine efficacy. Adaptation is often necessary to replicate interventions across cultures. This produces a tension between fidelity to the original intervention and adaptations necessary to make the intervention relevant to the culture and circumstances of participants. This article discusses issues that arise during the course of replication, with illustrations from a replication to test the efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention for youth, using a randomized controlled design. Analysis of the issues raised leads us to suggest that a "science of replication" needs to be developed.
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Intervention, Culturally Relevant Education, Program Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Youth Programs
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