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Table 3 Characteristics of methods used to measure fidelity component

From: Measuring implementation fidelity of school-based obesity prevention programmes: a systematic review

Characteristics of methods Number of studies References
Adherence
Data collection method
 • Observations N = 15 [24, 29, 38, 44, 46,47,48,49, 56, 60, 61, 68,69,70,71,72, 86, 90]
 • Logbooks N = 10 [29, 35,36,37, 68, 70,71,72, 81, 85, 86, 90]
 • Questionnaires N = 7 [25, 28, 30, 32, 48, 51, 60, 77, 87]
 • Structured interviews N = 2 [47, 49, 59]
Subject of evaluation
 • Student N/A  
 • Teacher N = 25 [24, 25, 28,29,30, 32, 35,36,37,38, 44, 46, 48, 51, 56, 59,60,61, 68,69,70,71,72, 77, 81, 83, 85,86,87, 90]
 • School N = 1 [47, 49]
Dose
Data collection method
 • Observations N = 7 [21, 26, 33, 38, 44, 48, 52, 64, 65, 75, 83, 89]
 • Logbooks N = 24 [21, 24, 26, 29, 33, 35, 36, 38,39,40,41, 44, 46, 50, 56,57,58, 62,63,64, 68, 70,71,72, 76, 78, 79, 89, 90, 92, 94]
 • Questionnaires N = 27 [21, 25, 27, 28, 31, 43, 45, 48, 50,51,52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60,61,62, 64,65,66,67, 73, 74, 77, 80, 82, 87, 91, 93]
 • Structured interviews N = 6 [21, 34, 36, 43, 44, 50, 62, 64, 65]
Subject of evaluation
 • Student N = 10 [21, 23, 27, 39, 51, 58, 64, 70, 73, 77, 82, 87, 90]
 • Teacher N = 40 [21, 24,25,26, 28, 29, 31, 33,34,35,36, 38, 40, 41, 43,44,45,46, 48, 50, 51, 54,55,56,57, 60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68, 71, 72, 74,75,76,77,78,79,80, 83, 89, 91,92,93, 94]
 • School N = 1 [52]
Quality of delivery
Data collection method
 • Observations N = 2 [32, 75]
 • Logbooks N = 3 [36, 81, 89]
 • Questionnaires N = 3 [28, 57, 63, 92]
 • Structured interviews N = 0  
Subject of evaluation
 • Student N/A  
 • Teacher N = 8 [28, 32, 36, 57, 63, 75, 81, 89, 92]
 • School N = 0  
Responsiveness
Data collection method
 • Observations N = 5 [32, 46, 56, 57, 71, 72, 75]
 • Logbooks N = 3 [35, 71, 72, 89]
 • Questionnaires N = 34 [23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 38,39,40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 51,52,53, 56, 58, 63, 66, 67, 69,70,71,72, 74,75,76,77, 79,80,81,82,83,84, 87, 88, 92, 94]
 • Structured interviews N = 1 [44]
Subject of evaluation
 • Student N = 31 [23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 39, 42, 44, 46, 48, 51,52,53, 56,57,58, 67, 69,70,71,72, 74,75,76,77, 79, 81,82,83,84, 87,88,89]
 • Teacher N = 17 [28, 30, 38, 40, 44, 51, 63, 66, 67, 69,70,71,72, 75, 77, 79, 80, 84, 87,88,89, 92, 94]
 • School N = 0