Balancing Fidelity & Adaptation: If We Want More Evidence-Based Practice, We Need More Practice-Based Evidence

Event Type:
Methods and Designs
September 24, 2014
2:00-3:00 PM ET

Fidelity (the degree to which a program is implemented as intended) and adaptation (the degree to which a program’s process and content are changed to fit context) relate to the way evidence from a research study is brought to practice, often influenced by contextual factors. These concepts are discussed in depth with examples.


Dr. Rachel Gold
Dr. Rachel Gold

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research

Dr. Lawrence Green
Dr. Lawrence Green

University of California at San Francisco

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July 13, 2023