Definition of Fidelity
Strategies used to monitor the faithful delivery of a manual-guided behavioral intervention
Important dimensions include:
adherence (i.e., extent to which intervention procedures were delivered as prescribed in the treatment manual)
competence (i.e., qualitative measure of the skillfulness in which intervention procedures are delivered)
Source: Godley, Susan H. and McCracken, Stanley, 2007.
© Doreen A. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
November 12, 2009