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Lundgren, Lena and Krull, Ivy and Zerden, Lisa de Saxe and McCarty, Dennis . (2011) Community-based addiction treatment staff attitudes about the usefulness of evidence-based addiction treatment and CBO organizational linkages to research institutions. Elsevier. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34 (4) 365-65. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.02.002

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC37840...

This national study of community-based addiction-treatment organizations' (CBOs) implementation of evidence-based practices explored CBO Program Directors' (n=296) and clinical staff (n=518) attitudes about the usefulness of science-based addiction treatment. Through multivariable regression modeling, the study identified that identical factors were associated with directors, and staff attitudes about the usefulness of science-based addiction treatment. For both directors and staff working in an organization that was affiliated with a research institution, working in an organization with better internet technology (measured through TCU-ORC scores) and having higher levels of education were all significantly associated with having more positive attitudes regarding science-based addiction treatment.

IMPLICATIONS: government policy that promotes the hiring of addiction treatment clinical staff with professional degrees and encourages the development of linkages between addiction treatment researchers and treatment staff may positively impact attitudes and use of evidence-based addiction treatment practices (EBPs) in CBOs.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, Education and training
Date:November 2011
Pages:365-65
Page Range:pp. 356-65
Publisher:Elsevier
Volume:34
Number:4
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, substance use research
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Provider / worker / staff attitude toward treatment
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
N Communication, information and education > Information transfer > Information transfer from research to practice
R Research > Research dissemination

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