Issues around "fit", "fidelity" and "adaptation" are often, raised discussed, and pondered on R2R.
Fidelity and Adaptation relate to the manner in which the evidence from a research study is brought to practice. There is fidelity if the program is implementation very similar to how it was originally designed and there is adaptation when there are changes made to the process and content of the program to fit to a particular context. In most cases, contextual factors can influence the ability to maintain fidelity as well as the need for adaptation.
As part of the Advanced Topics in Implementation Science webinar series, we invited Drs. Larry Green and Rachel Gold join us for a reprisal of their engaging presentation and discussion from this year’s Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).
We will post the archive to the presentation next week, but invite you to join the discussion:
- What have been your experience finding programs that are "effective, acceptable, feasible, sustainable, and adaptable"?
- What recommendations do you have for increasing the body of "practice-based evidence" necessary to make an impact in increasing evidence-based practice?
- Dr Gold referred to this Research brief: Core Intervention Components: Identifying and Operationalizing What Makes Programs Work. Do you have other resources to share around this issue that you have found to be helpful resources?
- Dr Gold's article that she referenced is linked here: Collaborative Development of a Randomized Study to Adapt a Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative for Federally Qualified Health Centers
Join your perspectives to today's discussion.