From evidence to practice: using the RE-AIM framework to adapt the REACHII caregiver intervention to the community.
This article describes how the multi-step mid-course assessment of the REACH II community translation project in North Carolina was guided by the RE-AIM framework, and summarizes adaptations made to enhance the feasibility of adoption and maintenance while at the same time assuring fidelity to program core elements. The two-stage assessment involved both quantitative (survey) and qualitative (discussion group) components. Results indicated a need to focus primarily on tailoring pre-intervention training, streamlining and clarifying intervention guides and tools, targeting specific participant recruitment messages, addressing issues of session length, and clarifying what flexibilities family consultants could exercise in terms of specific session content addressed and other supportive materials used. The use of the RE-AIM framework and the mixed-method process allowed the program staff to thoroughly assess program satisfaction and areas of concern, and ultimately ensured that the family consultants implementing the intervention had a voice in the adaptation process.
Altpeter, M; Gwyther, LP; Kennedy, SR; Patterson, TR; Derence, K
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