Assessing Implementation Integrity of a National Nutrition Education Program: A Case Study of Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline

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Chris L. S. Coryn
Daniela C. Schröter
Anne Cullen
Laura Semen
Janet McLaughlin

Abstract

Background: Treatment implementation is not just one thing but rather is a multifaceted process that includes treatment delivery, treatment receipt, and treatment adherence. As such, local variations in implementation and service delivery of interventions are an inevitable.

Purpose: To assess implementation fidelity of a multi-site experiential nutrition education program.

Setting: Multiple sites throughout the continental United States.

Intervention: An experiential nutrition education program.

Research Design: A concurrent mixed methods design was used to assess implementation fidelity.

Data Collection and Analysis: Multiple methods of data collection and analysis were used including observations, interviews, survey questionnaires, and extant data.

Findings: Although implementation fidelity varied over program sites, overall implementation fidelity was very good and when it varied, it varied to local site needs and context.

Keywords: program fidelity; program implementation; nutrition education

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Coryn, C. L. S., Schröter, D. C., Cullen, A., Semen, L., & McLaughlin, J. (2012). Assessing Implementation Integrity of a National Nutrition Education Program: A Case Study of Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 8(19), 15–25. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/jmde/index.php/jmde_1/article/view/366
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