Question

How do I address non-adherence in the design of an adaptive intervention?

Answer

An adaptive intervention is not a research study. Rather, an adaptive intervention is a set of decision rules used to guide sequential, intervention decision making by clinicians. Second, adaptive interventions should be designed to address non-adherence, since this is a common contingency in actual practice settings.

The design of a high-quality adaptive intervention will include a contingency plan for non-adherence. Note that, as with missing data in a tailoring variable that is part of an adaptive intervention, non-adherence is not a statistical challenge; rather, it is a clinical challenge. Thus, non-adherence is not something we fix statistically; rather, non-adherence is something we can expect to happen, and plan for with good adaptive intervention design.

Frequently Asked Questions

d3 Academy

Share This Page

Upcoming Events

View All Events
Presentation

Introduction to MAISYs

Prevention Science and Methodology Group Virtual Grand Rounds
January 24, 2023
Presentation

Introduction to MAISYs

University of Florida Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics Grand Rounds
February 13, 2023
Training Institute

Getting SMART

Comprehensive Program for Adaptive Interventions Training in Education (CATIE)
March 14, 2023
View All Events

LET’S STAY IN TOUCH

Join the d3center Mailing List

Keep up to date with the latest news, events, software releases, learning modules, and resources from the d3center.