Adaptation process of a culturally congruent parenting intervention for parents of Hispanic adolescents to an online synchronous format

Micaela Mercado, Sonia Vega-López, Anaid Gonzalvez, Beatriz Vega-Luna, Sarah Hoyt, Gabriela Martinez, Stephanie Ayers, Flavio F. Marsiglia

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Adaptations to interventions for specific settings or communities are critical for facilitating successful implementation. The Dynamic Adaptation Process model was applied to systematically assess the adaptation process made to an in-person parenting intervention (FPNG+) prior to its implementation online. This qualitative case study design included meeting notes and interviews completed with project team members. Meeting notes were analyzed using content analysis. Semi-structured interviews regarding project team members' roles on FPNG+ and processes and activities they identified as critical for the adaptation of FPNG+ to an online intervention were analyzed using a deductive-inductive approach. In the formative phase, three primary processes were identified: information gathering to determine if the environment existed for the implementation of an online program; considerations to support the facilitation process of FPNG+ to an online environment, and decision-making to support modifications to FPNG+. The pre-implementation phase consisted of three processes: information shared by the instructional designer to facilitate the delivery of the FPNG+ content online; modifications made to the format of the intervention to meet the cultural needs of Hispanic families and address contextual issues; and iterative efforts to tailor the intervention by the project team. This study used implementation science to distinguish the dynamic processes that occurred across different systems and multiple levels in the project team's effort to modify FPNG+ to an online intervention. The contribution of this study underscores the importance of identifying the processes that facilitate the modifications made to an intervention and the capacity to implement the modified intervention with Hispanic families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-167
Number of pages8
JournalTranslational behavioral medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 3 2023


  • Adaptation
  • Dynamic adaptation process
  • Hispanic
  • Implementation science
  • Online intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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