Journal article

Treatment Fidelity in a Music Therapy Multi-site Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial for People Living With Dementia: The MIDDEL Project Intervention Fidelity Protocol

Felicity A Baker, Jeanette Tamplin, Imogen N Clark, Young-Eun C Lee, Monika Geretsegger, Christian Gold

JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

High-quality clinical trials testing music therapy interventions have become more prevalent over the past decade. However, recent reviews of published music therapy trials reveal that reporting of strategies used to ensure treatment fidelity is lacking. Treatment fidelity refers to methodological strategies, put in place prior to clinical trial implementation, to strengthen the reliability and validity of intervention delivery and, therefore, safeguard research quality. This paper outlines strategies developed and implemented during the pilot phase of a randomized controlled trial involving the testing of music interventions for people living with dementia and presenting with symptoms of dep..

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