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Further Psychometric Investigation of the Parent Engagement in Evidence-Based Services (PEEBS) Questionnaire with a Community Parent Sample

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Title:Further Psychometric Investigation of the Parent Engagement in Evidence-Based Services (PEEBS) Questionnaire with a Community Parent Sample
Authors:Choy, Spencer
Contributors:Nakamura, Brad J. (advisor)
Psychology (department)
Clinical psychology
evidence-based practice
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youth mental health
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Date Issued:2020
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Despite extensive research supporting the efficacy of certain youth mental health treatments over others, actual use of these interventions in everyday clinical practice continues to be low. Most dissemination and implementation efforts to date have focused on increasing utilization of evidence-based interventions with treatment providers. However, a promising complementary approach in this area is to increase awareness of and demand for such services by directly targeting consumers, particularly parents. When investigating the consumer experience of engaging in evidence-based services for their children, the theory of planned behavior (TPB) offers a valuable framework for exploring behavioral intentions for parents’ treatment-related decision-making. The current investigation psychometrically examined the recently developed Parent Engagement in Evidence-Based Services (PEEBS) parent-report survey. The PEEBS is a consumer-centric TPB questionnaire that previously underwent a multistep, multi-informant, and quantitative and qualitative content validation process for assessing parents’ attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and behavioral intentions for utilizing evidence-based services. With a sample of 351 community parents, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted and identified five factors: (a) Subjective Norms, (b) Perceived Treatment Barriers, (c) Knowledge, (d) Evidence-Informed Action, and (e) Perceived Behavioral Control. These factors showed “acceptable” to “good” internal consistencies and also demonstrated expected and convergent correlations with conceptually relevant scale scores from parent-report measures of family empowerment, help-seeking attitudes and intentions, and stigmatization towards general youth mental health services. This study provided initial reliability and validity support for the PEEBS, and it is hoped that these findings may be used in concert with larger quality improvement efforts centered around increasing consumer demand for youth mental health evidence-based services.
Pages/Duration:129 pages
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