Treatment Fidelity of the Family-Centered Function-Focused Care Intervention

Barbara Resnick, Ashley Kuzmik, Irene Best, Joanne Roman Jones, Robin M. Hermann, Marie Boltz

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The purpose of the current study was to evaluate treatment fidelity (i.e., the extent to which an intervention is provided as intended) in the Family-Centered Function-Focused Care (Fam-FFC) intervention. This was a descriptive study using data collected during intervention activities throughout the course of the Fam-FFC study. Specific measures included Environment and Policy Assessments, Fam-FFC Knowledge Test, Goal Attainment Scale, Function-Focused Care Behavior Checklist, and completion of the FamPath Audit. Delivery was provided as intended. Staff demonstrated intervention skills with only one Fam-FFC research nurse needing retraining. Receipt was based on Fam-FFC Knowledge Test scores >80%, with the majority of participants reporting goal achievement as expected or higher than expected and slight improvement in environments and policies to better support Fam-FFC. Lastly, enactment was based on evidence that in 67% of observations staff provided at least one function-focused care inter-vention. Findings from this study will be used to adapt the intervention to reach all staff, increase ways to change environments and policies, consider ways to more comprehensively evaluate enactment of function-focused care during real-world interactions, and consider the characteristics of nursing staff and whether a relationship exists between staff characteristics and providing function-focused care. [Research in Gerontological Nursing, 16(4), 165-171.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalResearch in Gerontological Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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