Faculty Publications

Title

Testing the Feasibility of Fidelity Evaluation in a Multisite, Multiprogram Initiative

Document Type

Article

Keywords

fidelity monitoring, multisite programming, Process evaluation

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Journal of Sexuality Education

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

138

Last Page

148

Abstract

Monitoring fidelity of implementation is a critical task when initiating evidence-based programs. This pilot study sought to identify best practices in a fidelity monitoring process and determine the feasibility of continuing a fidelity monitoring process with a multisite, multiprogram initiative. A fidelity log was created for each of 11 curricula, and data were entered online directly by educators. Analysis included 173 fidelity logs representing five curricula; qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed. Overall fidelity scores were promising and results indicate that fidelity monitoring in such a large program is feasible and was generally well-received by participants.

Original Publication Date

4-2-2016

DOI of published version

10.1080/15546128.2016.1170648

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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