Evaluation of a randomized intervention to increase adoption of comparative effectiveness research by community health organizations

Jessica Roberts Williams, Weston O. Williams, Tracy Dusablon, Marissa Puckett Blais, Stephen J. Tregear, Duren Banks, Kevin D. Hennessy

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Abstract

This randomized controlled trial examined the influence of two strategies (informational packets alone and in conjunction with Webinars) aimed at increasing the adoption of motivational interviewing (MI), a patient-centered behavioral health practice supported by evidence from comparative effectiveness studies, among community health organizations responsible for delivering mental and behavioral health services. Data were obtained from 311 directors and staff across 92 community organizations. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to examine changes in decision to adopt MI. The mediating effects of multiple contextual variables were also examined. Results showed that both strategies positively influenced the decision to adopt. The positive impact on decision to adopt was significantly greater among individuals that received informational packets in conjunction with Webinars. Baseline attitudes toward evidence-based practices and pressures for change appeared to mediate this effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-323
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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