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Essential Components of the NIH MBI Toolkit

Music-Based Intervention Toolkit Essential Components

The NIH MBI Toolkit was conceptualized to promote incorporation in MBI studies of the following elements: (1) a conceptual model or framework to guide the design of the intervention, (2) a clear research question and the provision of supporting data to test the posited hypothesis, (3) a core set of common data elements or building blocks that must be included in every MBI, (4) a comprehensive description of the intervention, (5) a detailed protocol for delivering the intervention, (6) the population to be studied, and (7) control groups or comparators.