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Why test theory fidelity?

Recent guidance about developing and evaluating complex interventions emphasises the need to use theoretical explanations to aid understanding of what works within an intervention. This is in direct contrast to the large research literature about drug studies, where human physiology

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Posted in behaviour, change, complex interventions, implementation, intervention, realist review, theory fidelity

new methodologies for EBM?

Trisha Greenhalgh opened the 1st Realist Evaluation and Synthesis conference in Liverpool last week with the question Should we align realist methodology and evidence-based medicine? She surveyed the audience to reveal a lot of uncertainty. She referred to the RealEBM

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Posted in Evidence-Based Medicine, methodology, RealEBM, realist review