Journal article

Assessment of Intervention Fidelity and Recommendations for Researchers Conducting Studies on the Cough in the Adult CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Cynthia T French, Rebecca L Diekemper, Richard S Irwin

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Successful management of chronic cough has varied in the primary research studies in the reported literature. One of the potential reasons relates to a lack of intervention fidelity to the core elements of the diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions that were meant to be used by the investigators. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence supporting intervention fidelity as an important methodologic consideration in assessing the effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines used for the diagnosis and management of chronic cough. We developed and used a tool to assess for five areas of intervention fidelity. Medline (PubMed), Scopus, and the Cochrane..

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