Organizational readiness for change in community-based addiction treatment programs and adherence in implementing evidence-based practices: a national study
2013 (English)In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, ISSN 0740-5472, E-ISSN 1873-6483, Vol. 45, no 5, 457-465 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Prior studies by the authors identified that clinical staff who reported that their treatment unit had lower levels of organizational readiness to change experienced higher levels of barriers in implementing an evidence-based practice (EBP). The current study examined whether clinical staff perceptions of their treatment unit's organizational readiness to change were also associated with their adherence to EBP protocols during EBP implementation. Adherence was examined through a variable measuring the extent to which staff modified EBP standards and manuals when implementing a new EBP. Multivariate regression analyses identified that clinical staff who had five or more years of addiction counseling experience, who rated staff in their organization as having higher levels of influence, who less frequently implemented new counseling interventions and who reported higher levels of barriers when implementing a newly funded EBP also reported that their program made more modifications to the EBP in the implementation process. Finally, staff who implemented MI compared to any other EBP reported lower levels of EBP modifications. Implications: Continued federal funding is needed to enhance treatment unit organizational resources in order to reduce barriers and promote adherence to EBPs. Also, funders of treatment need to continue to provide ongoing technical assistance and training opportunities to promote implementation of EBPs with fidelity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 45, no 5, 457-465 p.
Evidence based, Addiction treatment, Barriers, Adherence, Fidelity, National study
Social Work Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86519DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.06.007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-86519DiVA: diva2:699748