Journal article

Evaluation of the fidelity of an interactive face-to-face educational intervention to improve general practitioner management of back pain

Simon D French, Sally E Green, Jill J Francis, Rachelle Buchbinder, Denise A O'Connor, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Susan Michie



OBJECTIVES: Implementation intervention effects can only be fully realised and understood if they are faithfully delivered. However the evaluation of implementation intervention fidelity is not commonly undertaken. The IMPLEMENT intervention was designed to improve the management of low back pain by general medical practitioners. It consisted of a two-session interactive workshop, including didactic presentations and small group discussions by trained facilitators. This study aimed to evaluate the fidelity of the IMPLEMENT intervention by assessing: (1) observed facilitator adherence to planned behaviour change techniques (BCTs); (2) comparison of observed and self-reported adherence to plan..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

The IMPLEMENT trial was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) by way of a Primary Health Care Project Grant (334060). SDF was partly supported by a NHMRC Primary Health Care Fellowship (567071). RB is partially supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship. DAO is supported by a NHMRC Public Health Fellowship (606726). JMG holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake.