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Table 4 Treatment fidelity scores of included studies

From: How should long-term free-living physical activity be targeted after stroke? A systematic review and narrative synthesis

  Very promising Quite promising Non-promising  
Olney et al. [31] Damush et al. [32] Ludwig et al [33] Morén et al. [34] Severinsen et al. [35] Wan et al. [36] Katz-Laurer et al [37] Mudge et al [38] Sit et al. [39] Total (%)
1) Treatment fidelity strategies for design of study Ensure same treatment dose within conditions Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 9 (100%)
Ensure equivalent dose across conditions Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N 8 (89%)
Plan for implementation setbacks N N N N N N N N N 0 (0%)
2) Treatment fidelity strategies for monitoring and improving provider training Standardise training N Y N Y N Y N Y N 4 (44%)
Ensure provider skill acquisition N N N N N Y N Y N 2 (22%)
Minimise “drift” in provider skills N N N N N N N Y N 1 (11%)
Accommodate provider differences N N Y N N N N Y N 2 (22%)
3) Treatment fidelity strategies for monitoring and improving delivery of treatment Control for provider differences N N Y N N Y N Y N 3 (33%)
Reduce differences within treatment N Y Y N N Y N Y Y 5 (56%)
Ensure adherence to treatment protocol N Y Y N N N Y Y Y 5 (56%)
Minimise contamination between conditions N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 7 (78%)
4) Treatment fidelity strategies for monitoring and improving receipt of treatment Ensure participant comprehension N N Y Y N N N N Y 3 (33%)
Ensure participant ability to use cognitive skills N N N Y N N N N Y 2 (22%)
Ensure participant ability to perform behavioural skills Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y 7 (78%)
5) Treatment fidelity strategies for monitoring and improving enactment of treatment skills Ensure participant use of cognitive Skills N N N N N N N N Y 1 (11%)
Ensure participant use of behavioural skills N N N N Y N N Y Y 3 (33%)
Total (out of 16) 3 6 9 7 5 6 5 12 9  
Percentage 19% 38% 56% 44% 31% 38% 31% 75% 56%