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Table 2 Fidelity scoring system for bronchiolitis interventions

From: Process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial to improve bronchiolitis management – a PREDICT mixed-methods study

Bronchiolitis intervention Scoring system
1. Clinical leada Scored out of a maximum of 8 points
- 1 point for each clinical lead (maximum 4 points)
- 1 point for each clinical lead who maintained engagement with the study for the duration of the intervention year (maximum 4 points)
2. Stakeholder meetinga Scored out of a maximum of 7 points
- 1 point for each clinical lead who attended meeting (maximum 4 points)
- 1 point for > 90% completion of baseline audit OR 0.5 points for 10–90% completion of baseline audit
- 1 point for full explanation of study and study roles provided by research team at stakeholder meeting OR 0.5 points for partial explanation of study and study roles at stakeholder meeting
- 1 point for all study leads engaged OR 0.5 points for partial engagement of study leads
3. Train-the-trainera Scored out of a maximum of 4 points
- 1 point for each clinical lead who attended the training day
4. Educational intervention deliverya Scored out of a maximum of 6 points
- 1 point for delivery of education to > 80% of medical staff per department
- 1 point for delivery of education to > 80% of nursing staff per department OR
- 0.5 points for delivery of education to 20–80% of medical staff per department
- 0.5 points for delivery of education to 20–80% of nursing staff per department (maximum 4 points)
PLUS
- 1 point for using provided presentation and key messages per department OR 0.5 points for similar presentation (maximum 2 points)
5. Use of other educational materialsa Scored out of a maximum of 10 points
- 1 point for using video example of discussing with families a diagnosis of bronchiolitis in education of medical staff per department (maximum 2 points)
- 1 point for using video example of discussing with families a diagnosis of bronchiolitis in education of nursing staff per department (maximum 2 points)
- 1 point for using fact sheets (CXR, antibiotics, salbutamol) in education of medical staff per department (maximum 2 points)
- 1 point for using fact sheets (CXR, antibiotics, salbutamol) in education of nursing staff per department (maximum 2 points)
- 1 point for use of promotional materials per department (maximum 2 points)
6. Audit and feedbacka Scored out of a maximum of 28 points
- 1 point for undertaking each monthly audit (maximum 7 points)
- 3.5 points for using written feedback per department for all audits OR 2 points for using written feedback per department for some audits (maximum 7 points)
- 3.5 points for using verbal feedback per department for all audits OR 2 points for using verbal feedback per department for some audits (maximum 7 points)
- 3.5 points for developing an action plan based on audit data per department for all audits OR 2 points for developing an action plan based on audit data per department for some audits (maximum 7 points)
  1. aEqual weighting for each intervention in final total fidelity score e.g. a maximum score for each intervention contributes 16.7% to the final total fidelity score