March 30, 2020: New Living Textbook Chapter Describes Ways to Monitor Intervention Fidelity and Adaptations During the Conduct of ePCTs

The new Monitoring Intervention Fidelity and Adaptations chapter of the Living Textbook was developed to introduce how to evaluate changes that may be encountered while conducting an embedded pragmatic clinical trial (ePCT). For example, a health system might experience competing clinical initiatives; turnover in leadership, clinicians, or staff; changes in technologies; new clinical practice guidelines; or regulatory changes.

The chapter offers strategies for study teams to anticipate, monitor, and document adaptations to the intervention in order to support study analysis and set the stage for dissemination and implementation of successful interventions in other healthcare settings. The chapter was developed by experts from the Collaboratory’s Health Care Systems Interactions Core, along with principal investigators conducting ePCT Demonstration Projects.

Topics include:

  • Anticipating changes that might impact intervention fidelity
  • Frameworks to assist in monitoring fidelity and adaptations
  • Strategies and case examples from the NIH Collaboratory Demonstration Projects
  • Pointers to additional resources

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