Measuring Fidelity of Implementation: What it is, Why, How to do it, and How to use it

Karen A. Blase and Dean L. Fixsen

Presented by NIRN at the 15th Annual Conference on State Mental Health Agency Services Research, February 2005 The presentation focuses on defining fidelity, illustrating its importance, describing measurement options, and utilization of fidelity measures in the development, adaptation, and improvement of program procedures and implementation strategies. The presentation also speculates on the next "wave" of fidelity measurement related to fidelity of implementation processes.