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Assessing behavioral intention towards using evidence-based practices among community clinicians serving children and families

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Title: Assessing behavioral intention towards using evidence-based practices among community clinicians serving children and families
Authors: Burgess, Alexandra Michaela
Keywords: Theory of Planned Behavior
Issue Date: Aug 2014
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [August 2014]
Abstract: Although significant progress has been made in the identification of youth evidence-based practices, the adoption of these interventions into community-based mental health care is limited. Dissemination and implementation research may facilitate the bridging of this gap between the science and practice of clinical psychology. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) offers a useful conceptualization of individual behavior change that includes the constructs of behavioral intention, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control related to innovation implementation. Although applying the TPB to youth evidence-based practice dissemination and implementation efforts seems fruitful, a lack of measurement tools has slowed research progress in this area. The current paper describes the content validation procedure for a TPB instrument for direct service providers working in children's mental health. Item content was generated from semi-structured interviews with members of the target population and experts in the field of youth mental health. Items underwent multiple stages of evaluation by direct service providers and university-and community-based experts before the finalization of the instrument. Results supported previous literature regarding barriers to the adoption of youth evidence-based practices. The final item set is presented and considered in relation to measures of provider attitudes. Implications for the field of children's mental health dissemination and implementation research and future directions are discussed.
Description: Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014.
Includes bibliographical references.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/100542
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