Comparing treatment fidelity between study arms of a randomized controlled clinical trial for stroke family caregivers

Susan M. McLennon, Rebecca D. Hancock, Kathleen Redelman, Lisa J. Scarton, Elizabeth Riley, Bobbie Sweeney, Barbara Habermann, Nenette M. Jessup, Tamilyn Bakas

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Objective: To compare treatment fidelity among treatment arms in the Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit study for stroke caregivers (TASK II) with respect to: 1) protocol adherence; 2) intervention dosage and 3) nurse intervener perspectives. Design: A randomized controlled clinical trial design. Setting: Urban, community, midwestern United States. Subjects: A total of 254 stroke caregivers (mean ±SD age, 54.4 ±11.8 years), 55 (22.0%) males and 199 (78.4%) females) randomized to the TASK II intervention (n=123) or an Information, Support, and Referral comparison group (n=131). Interventions: TASK II participants received the TASK II Resource Guide; Information, Support, and Referral participants received a standard caregiver brochure. At approximately 8 weeks after discharge, both groups received 8 weekly calls from a nurse, with a booster call 4 weeks later. Measures: Protocol adherence was evaluated with the TASK II Checklist for Monitoring Adherence. Intervention dosage was measured by the number of minutes caregivers spent reading materials and talking with the nurse. Nurse intervener perspectives were obtained through focus groups. Results: Protocol adherence was 80% for the TASK II and 92% for the Information, Support, and Referral. As expected, intervention dosage differed between TASK II and Information, Support, and Referral with respect to caregiver time spent reading materials (t=-6.49; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-507
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Rehabilitation
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Checklist
Telephone

Keywords

  • behavioral research
  • Family caregivers
  • stroke
  • telephone assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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McLennon, S. M., Hancock, R. D., Redelman, K., Scarton, L. J., Riley, E., Sweeney, B., ... Bakas, T. (2015). Comparing treatment fidelity between study arms of a randomized controlled clinical trial for stroke family caregivers. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(5), 495-507. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215515585134

Comparing treatment fidelity between study arms of a randomized controlled clinical trial for stroke family caregivers. / McLennon, Susan M.; Hancock, Rebecca D.; Redelman, Kathleen; Scarton, Lisa J.; Riley, Elizabeth; Sweeney, Bobbie; Habermann, Barbara; Jessup, Nenette M.; Bakas, Tamilyn.

In: Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2015, p. 495-507.

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McLennon, SM, Hancock, RD, Redelman, K, Scarton, LJ, Riley, E, Sweeney, B, Habermann, B, Jessup, NM & Bakas, T 2015, 'Comparing treatment fidelity between study arms of a randomized controlled clinical trial for stroke family caregivers', Clinical Rehabilitation, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 495-507. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215515585134
McLennon, Susan M. ; Hancock, Rebecca D. ; Redelman, Kathleen ; Scarton, Lisa J. ; Riley, Elizabeth ; Sweeney, Bobbie ; Habermann, Barbara ; Jessup, Nenette M. ; Bakas, Tamilyn. / Comparing treatment fidelity between study arms of a randomized controlled clinical trial for stroke family caregivers. In: Clinical Rehabilitation. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 495-507.
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