Treatment fidelity in rehabilitation research

Mary Louise Hennessey, Phillip D. Rumrill

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This article describes treatment fidelity and its key role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of applied rehabilitation interventions. The authors address the definition of treatment fidelity, its importance to the research enterprise, threats and barriers inherent in common rehabilitation research settings, and strategies for enhancing treatment fidelity in intervention-based research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003


  • Internal validity
  • Intervention research
  • Treatment fidelity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy


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