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Improving Substance Abuse Treatment
An Introduction to the Evidence-Based Practice Movement



July 2007 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between research on substance abuse treatment programs and what actually goes on in the field of substance abuse treatment. It is aimed at both the academic and practitioner market (as is Perkinson) and it clearly describes how to determine what evidence based practice is and it addresses some of the challenges that practioners and agency directors might face in implementing EBP. The book is well-written and highly practical. It contains two complete case studies that outline two examples of Evidence based practice which will be particularly useful in the course market.
 
Acknowledgments
 
Ch 1: Introduction
Challenges

 
A Working Definition of Evidence-Based Practice

 
Overview of the Book

 
 
Ch 2: What Are Evidence-Based Practices?
Bias in Research Studies

 
What Is Treatment as Usual?

 
Research-Practice Gaps

 
Bridging the Gap

 
Types of Research-Based Practices

 
Clinical Practice Guidelines/Consensus Documents

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Practice Improvements

 
Some Challenges to the Evidence-Based Practice Movement

 
Conclusions

 
 
Ch 3: Determining What Is Evidence-Based
What Is "Evidence"?

 
Three Efforts to Develop Criteria for Evidence-Based Practice

 
The Iowa Experience

 
The Oregon Mandate

 
The Federal Response: National Registry of Effective Practices and Programs (NREPP)

 
Conclusions

 
Addendum: Suggestions for Developing Criteria

 
 
Ch 4: Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices
Assessment of Readiness to Change

 
Instituting Organizational Change

 
Challenges to Implementation

 
Training Issues

 
Client Variation

 
Provider/Staff Variation

 
Program/Agency Variation

 
Buy-In

 
Commitment

 
Negative Attitudes/Lack of Knowledge About Research

 
Lack of Practice-Research Partnerships/Collaborations

 
Lack of Resources

 
Organizational Structure

 
The Practice Itself

 
Stigma

 
Conclusions

 
 
Ch 5: Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices
Process Evaluation (Fidelity)

 
Outcome Evaluation

 
Program Evaluation

 
Conclusions

 
 
Ch 6: A Research Primer: Overview, Hypotheses, and Variables
Why Is Research Important?

 
Types of Research

 
Quantitative and Qualitative

 
Laboratory and Field Studies

 
The Research Process (Step by Step)

 
Research Questions/Hypotheses

 
Variables

 
Conclusions

 
 
Ch 7: Research Methods
Two Basic Types of Research Designs

 
The Gold Standard: Randomized Clinical Trials

 
Other Research Designs

 
Selecting a Sample

 
Generalizability of Samples

 
Institutional Review Boards

 
Loss of Confidentiality

 
Risk-Benefit Analyses

 
Misrepresentation of Risks or Benefits

 
Coercion

 
Safeguards

 
Research Procedures/Data Collection

 
Cross-Sectional Versus Longitudinal Designs

 
Data Collection Methods

 
Conclusions

 
 
Ch 8: Data Analysis and Interpretation
Descriptive Statistics

 
Reliability and Validity of Measurement Tools

 
Interpreting Descriptive Statistics

 
Inferential Statistics

 
Other Statistical Methods

 
Methods for Understanding Inferential Statistics

 
Example: Interpretation of a Clinical Trial

 
Sample

 
Method

 
Outcome Measures

 
Results

 
Interpretation/Application

 
Conclusions

 
 
Ch 9: Qualitative Research, Dissemination, and Funding
Introduction to Qualitative Research

 
Qualitative Methods

 
Another Example of Qualitative Research in Substance Abuse

 
Data Reporting and Dissemination

 
Funding Sources

 
Conclusions

 
 
Ch 10: Conclusions and Future Directions
Barriers to Conducting Research in Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Agencies

 
Major Themes Identified in This Book

 
Implications for the Field

 
Recommendations

 
Conclusions

 
 
Glossary of Key Terms
 
References and Web Resources
 
Appendix A: Text of Oregon Law
 
Index
 
About the Author

Provides clear and updated text.

Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
gen studies & counseling in ed, uco ad sped
December 3, 2011

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