The Antipsychotic Medication Management Fidelity Scale: Psychometric properties

Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020 Nov;47(6):911-919. doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01018-1.


The paper describes the Antipsychotic Medication Management Fidelity Scale and its psychometric properties, including interrater reliability, frequency distribution, sensitivity to change and feasibility. Fidelity assessors conducted fidelity reviews four times over 18 months at eight sites receiving implementation support for evidence-based antipsychotic medication management. Data analyses shows good to fair interrater reliability, adequate sensitivity to change over time and good feasibility. At 18 months, item ratings varied from poor to full fidelity on most items. Use of the scale can assess fidelity to evidence-based guidelines for antipsychotic medication management and guide efforts to improve practice. Further research should improve and better calibrate some items, and improve the procedures for access to information.Trial registration: Identifier: NCT03271242.

Keywords: Antipsychotic medication; Evidence-based practice; Fidelity scale; Implementation; Psychosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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