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Table 3 Summary of the feasibility of fidelity measurement methods

From: Developing a method to assess fidelity to a complex vocational rehabilitation intervention in the FRESH trial: a feasibility study

  Recommended tools and methods Resource intense methods Methods that added least value
Data collection Mentoring CRF
Intervention CRF
Clinical notes
Arranging interviews
Fidelity visits
Interviews
Data analysis Triangulation of intervention delivery records
Comparison with a benchmark
Triangulation
Interview analysis
Interview analysis
Fidelity assessment Fidelity checklist
Intervention CRF
Clinical notes
Fidelity visits Interviews
Identifying factors affecting fidelity Clinical notes
Mentor CRFs
Mapping against CFIF framework
Interview analysis
Reviewing clinical notes
Interviews