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Improving procedural fidelity of behavioural interventions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review

Brady, Lucy, Padden, Ciara, McGill, Peter (2019) Improving procedural fidelity of behavioural interventions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32 (4). pp. 762-778. ISSN 1360-2322. (doi:10.1111/jar.12585) (KAR id:73011)

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Abstract

Background: Despite its importance within behavioural intervention, it remains unclear how best to achieve high procedural fidelity. This paper reviewed studies on improving procedural fidelity of behavioural interventions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Method: A systematic literature search was conducted, which identified 20 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Data were extracted on study design, participant characteristics, intervention, target behaviours, effect sizes, maintenance, generalisation, and social validity. A quality rating was also applied.

Results: A total of 100 participants took part in the included studies. Most participants were teachers working with children in school settings. There was a significant positive correlation between level of procedural fidelity and client outcomes. Feedback was the most commonly employed intervention to improve procedural fidelity.

Conclusions: More research should be conducted in environments with high levels of variability such as community homes to determine how to reach and maintain high levels of procedural fidelity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jar.12585
Uncontrolled keywords: procedural fidelity; intellectual disability; behavioural intervention; treatment integrity; human services; staff
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Ciara Padden
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 10:08 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73011 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Padden, Ciara: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9789-1812
McGill, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2796-8284
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