Duffy SA, Cummins SE, Fellows JL, Harrington KF, Kirby C, Rogers E, Scheuermann TS, Tindle HA, Waltje AH. Fidelity monitoring across the seven studies in the Consortium of Hospitals Advancing Research on Tobacco (CHART). Tobacco induced diseases. 13(13). 29 p. PMID: 26336372 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4557818
This paper describes fidelity monitoring (treatment differentiation, training, delivery, receipt and enactment) across the seven National Institutes of Health-supported Consortium of Hospitals Advancing Research on Tobacco (CHART) studies. The objectives of the study were to describe approaches to monitoring fidelity including treatment differentiation (lack of crossover), provider training, provider delivery of treatment, patient receipt of treatment, and patient enactment (behavior) and provide examples of application of these principles.