Question

In an adaptive intervention, can the tailoring variable differ depending on which intervention was provided in a previous stage?

Answer

Yes. The choice of tailoring variable (i.e., what gets monitored during the next stage of intervention) can, itself, be part of a decision rule in an adaptive intervention.

In the hypothetical adaptive intervention below, the first-stage decision rule recommends (i) different first-stage treatment options (namely–low-dose medication for high severity children vs behavioral intervention for lower severity children), as well as (ii) different approaches to monitoring during the first-stage of intervention (namely–symptom reduction for children offered medication vs improvements in target behaviors for children offered behavioral intervention).

Events

March 15th, 2024, 3 p.m.

Wenchu Pan

April 5th, 2024, 3 p.m.

Easton Huch

April 19, 2024, 3 p.m.

Jamie Yap

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.