Characteristics of community health organizations and decision-makers considering the adoption of motivational interviewing

Jessica Roberts Williams, Tracy Dusablon, Weston O. Williams, Marissa Puckett Blais, Kevin D. Hennessy

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Abstract

Research related to the adoption of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in mental health practice is limited. This study explores the factors that influence decisions to adopt motivational interviewing (MI)-an evidence-based practice (EBP) grounded in CER-among decision-makers (n=311) in community health organizations (n=92). Descriptive analyses focus on organization and decision-maker characteristics and processes that may influence the decision to adopt an EBP, including demographics, structure and operations, readiness, attitudes, barriers, and facilitators. Within-group agreement is examined to determine the degree to which participants within each organization gave similar responses. Results show characteristics differed according to type of organization (community health versus community behavioral health) and position (directors versus staff). Within-group agreement was also influenced by position. These findings indicate different strategies may be needed to best disseminate CER to the two groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-293
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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