An evaluation of treatment integrity in a randomised controlled trial of memory rehabilitation for people with multiple sclerosis

Smale, Kathryn J. and Carr, Sara E. and Schwartz, Annette F. and das Nair, Roshan and Lincoln, Nadina B. (2015) An evaluation of treatment integrity in a randomised controlled trial of memory rehabilitation for people with multiple sclerosis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 29 (5). pp. 493-499. ISSN 1477-0873

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Abstract

Objective:

To assess the treatment integrity of a memory rehabilitation programme for people with multiple sclerosis.

SUBJECTS:

Data were drawn from the intervention group of a randomised controlled trial of memory rehabilitation. This comprised 24 participants with multiple sclerosis.

MEASURES:

Four core session components were identified from the treatment manual: recap, activities, take-home activity and other. One video-recording of each of ten intervention sessions was transcribed and amount of time spent on components recorded.

RESULTS:

There were no significant differences between early and late stages of the programme in time spent on the core components (recap Z= -0.87, P=0.49; activities Z = -0.29, P=0.89; take-home activity Z = -0.59, P=0.69; other Z = -0.58, P=0.69). Thus, adherence to the manual was good with no evidence of programme drift.

CONCLUSIONS:

Good adherence indicates the intervention was delivered as described in the manual and strengthens confidence in the findings of the randomised controlled trial.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Memory rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, process evaluation, treatment integrity
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
Identification Number: 10.1177/0269215514548733
Depositing User: Dziunka, Patricia
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 13:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41264

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