Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services by Albert R. RobertsEvidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services by Albert R. Roberts

Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services

byAlbert R. Roberts, Kenneth R. Yeager

Hardcover | March 3, 2004

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The Evidence-Based Practice Manual was developed as an all-inclusive and comprehensive practical desktop resource. It includes 104 original chapters, each specially written by the most prominent and experienced medical, public health, psychology, social work, criminal justice, and publicpolicy practitioners, researchers, and professors in the United States and Canada. This book is specifically designed with practitioners in mind, providing at-a-glance overviews and direct application chapters. This is the only interdisciplinary volume available for locating and applyingevidence-based assessment measures, treatment plans, and interventions. Particular attention has been given to providing practice guidelines and exemplars of evidence-based practice and practice-based research. The Evidence-Based Practice Manual emphasizes and summarizes key elements, issues, concepts, and how-to approaches in the development and application of evidence-based practice. Discussions include program evaluation, quality and operational improvement strategies, research grant applications,validating measurement tools, and utilizing statistical procedures. Concise summaries of the substantive evidence gained from methodologically rigorous quantitative and qualitative research provide make this is an accessible resource for a broad range of practitioners facing the mandate ofevidence-based practice in the health and human services.
Albert R. Roberts is at Rutgers University. Kenneth R. Yeager is at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Title:Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human ServicesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1080 pages, 7.52 × 10.12 × 2.4 inPublished:March 3, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I: Overview and Critical Issues1. Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D. and Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D.: Designing, Searching for, Finding, and Implementing Practice-Based Research and Evidence-Based Studies2. Vikki L. Vandiver D.P.H. and Kevin Corcoran Ph.D. J.D.: Implementing Best Practice and Expert Consensus Procedures3. Richard N. Rosenthal M.D.: Overview of Evidence Based Practices4. Robert Hayward M.D., M.P.H., FRCPC: Informing Health Choices: Reflections on Knowledge Integration Strategies for Electronic Health Records5. Gregory Teague, Ph.D., Tom Trabin, and Charles Ray: Toward Common Performance Indicators and Measures for Accountability in Behavioral Health6. Mary Anne Casey, Ph.D. and Richard Krueger, Ph.D.: An Overview of Focus Group Interviewing7. Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Mental Illness, Substance Dependence and Suicidality: Secondary Data Analysis8. Fredric G. Reamer Ph.D.: Making Participant Observation Research Matter: A Typology Based on 12,000 Felons9. Carrie Petrucci Ph.D., Stuart Kirk Ph.D., and William Reid, D.S.W.: Computer Technology and Social Work10. Harris Chaiklin Ph.D.: Problem Formulation, Conceptualization, and Theory Development11. Gunner Almgren, Ph.D.: Statistics for Human Service WorkersSection II: Research Ethics and Step-by-Step Research Grant Guidelines12. Stephen W. Hwang M.D., M.P.H., Rochelle E. Martin, M.Sc., and Ahmed M. Bayoumi, M.D., M.S.: Methodological, Practical and Ethical Challenges to Inner-City Health Research13. Beverley J. Antle, Ph.D., Cheryl Regehr, Ph.D., and F. Mishna, Ph.D.: Qualitative Research Ethics: Thriving within Tensions14. David Streiner, Ph.D.: The Fine Art of Grantsmanship15. Carol T. Mowbray, Ph.D.: Applying for Research Grants: Step-by-Step Guidelines16. Cindy A. Crusto, Ph.D. and Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D.: Setting the Stage for Accountability and Program Evaluation in Community-Based Grant-making17. Michael J. Camasso Ph.D., Carol Harvey Ph.D. and Radha Jagannathan Ph.D.: Conducting Cost-Benefit Analysis in Human Service SettingsSection III: Evidence-Based Practice: Diagnosis, Interventions, and Outcome Research18. Aaron Rosen, Ph.D., and Enola K. Proctor, Ph.D.: Concise Standards for Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines19. Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Healthcare Evidence Based Practice: A Product of Political and Cultural Times20. Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W.: Facilitating Practitioner Use of Evidence-Based Practice21. Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W. and William Bacon, Ph.D.: Implementation of Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Treatment: A Survey of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social Workers22. Len Gibbs Ph.D. and Eileen Gambrill Ph.D.: Measuring Skills and Reasoning Scientifically and Critically About Practice23. William Reid, D.S.W. and Anne E. Fortune, Ph.D.: Task Centered Practice: An Exemplar of Evidence-Based Practice24. Michael J. Camasso, Ph.D.: Treatment Evidence in a Non-Experimenting Practice Environment: Some Recommendations for Increasing Supply and Demand25. Craig Winston LeCroy Ph.D. and Scott Okamoto Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Practice and Manualized Treatment with Children26. Carlton Munson Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Treatment for Traumatized and Abused Children27. David W. Springer, Ph.D.: Treating Juvenile Delinquents with Conduct Disorder, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder28. Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D. and Stephanie A. Schwartz, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Deciding What Treatment Method Works for Whom?29. Bernard Bloom, Ph.D., Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: The Implications of Controlled Outcome Studies on Planned Short-Term Psychotherapy with Depressive Disorders30. Bernard Bloom Ph.D., Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Evidence Based Practice with Anxiety Disorders: Guidelines Based on 59 Outcome Studies31. M. Elizabeth Vonk, Ph.D. and Patrick Bordnick, Ph.D., M.P.H.: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Persons with PTSD: An Evidence Based Approach32. Mary Beth Harris, Ph.D. and Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Life Skills Interventions for Pregnant Adolescents in School Settings33. Karen Knox, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Practice with EMDR34. Joseph Walsh Ph.D. and Jacqueline Corcoran Ph.D.: Dysthymic Disorder and the College Student: Evidence-Based Mental Health Approach35. Mark Willenbring, M.D. and Hildi Hagedorn Ph.D.: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Clinics36. Jacqueline Cocoran Ph.D.: Evidence Based Couples Therapy with Depressed ClientsSection IV: Epidemiological and Public Health Research37. David Streiner, Ph.D.: Epidemiology Basics and Foundation Skills38. Annelise Tran, Jacques Gardon, Laurent Polidori: Application of Remote Sensing for Disease Surveillance in Urban and Suburban Areas39. James C. Thomas, MPH, PhD, Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Sara Ackerman, MPH, Jo Anne Earp, ScD, Hattie Ellis, MEd, and Colleen Carpenter, MA, MPH: Establishing Collaborations that Engender Trust in the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases40. Gred Holzman and Todd Harwell: Prevalence of Smoking and Cessation Among Northern Plains Indians41. Diana P. Hackbarth, RN, PhD, FAAN: Using Evaluation Data as the Basis for a Local Ordinance to Control Alcohol and Tobacco Billboards in Chicago42. Lynda S.Voigt Ph.D.: Use of Random Digit Dialing to Recruit Representative Population Samples: Epidemiological Case Control StudiesSection V: Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement43. Charles L. Usher Ph.D.: Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness of Services for Families and Children44. Michael S. Hendryx Ph.D.: Risk Adjusted Mental Health Outcomes45. Cynthia Franklin Ph.D., Patricia A. Cody, M.S.W., and Catheleen Jordan, Ph.D.: Validity and Reliability in Family Assessment46. Charles Auerbach, Ph.D., Heidi Heft LaPorte, D.S.W., Richard K. Caputo, Ph.D.: Statistical Methods for Estimates of Inter-rater Reliability47. Carol Snively Ph.D.: Elements of Consumer Based Outcome Measurement48. Heather Parris, M.S.S.W. and John S. Wodarski, Ph.D.: Using Computer Technology in the Measurement and Prevention of College DrinkingSection VI: Assessment Tools and Measures49. Kevin Corcoran Ph.D.: Locating Measurement Tools and Instruments for Individuals and Couples50. David Streiner, Ph.D.: Overview of Health Scales and Measures51. Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W., Christopher Lucas, M.D., Prudence Fisher, Ph.D., and William Bacon, Ph.D.: Clinician and Patient Satisfaction with Computer-Assisted Diagnostic Assessment in Community Outpatient Clinics52. Marianne R. Yoshioka, Ph.D. and Tazuko Shibusawa, Ph.D.: Psychosocial Measures for Asian Pacific Americans53. Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Crisis Assessment Measures and Tools54. Phyllis Solomon Ph.D. and Jeffrey Drane Ph.D.: Outcome Measurement Scale with Families of the Seriously Mentally Ill55. Natasha Bowen, Ph.D. Gary Bowen Ph.D. and Michael Wooley Ph.D.: Constructing and Validating Assessment tools for School Based Practitioners: The Elementary School Successful Profile56. Patrick Bordnick, Ph.D., M.P.H., Betsy Vonk, Ph.D. and Ken Graap, M.Ed.: PTSD and Trauma Assessment Scales57. Gary Mitchell, M.S.W. and Dawn Koontz, Ph.D.: Diagnosis and Assessment of Comorbid Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder58. Graham Glancy, M.D. and Cheryl Regehr, Ph.D.: Assessment Measures for Sexual Predators: Step-by-Step Guidelines59. Nathaniel J. Pallone, Ph.D. and James J. Hennessy, Ph.D.: "Optimal Practice" Clinical Neuropsychology: A Cautionary Tale and Revisionist Proto-Model60. Gary Dick Ph.D.: Development of the Fatherhood Scale61. Anna C. Faul Ph.D. and Michiel A. van Zyl Ph.D.: Constructing and Validating a Specific Multi-item Assessment or Evaluation ToolSection VII: Program Evaluation Strategies62. David Fetterman, Ph.D. and Mimi Eiler, Ph.D.: Empowerment Evaluation63. C. Aaron McNeece, Ph.D.: The 7 Secrets of a Successful Veteran Evaluator64. Charles McClintock Ph.D.: Integrating Program Evaluation and Organization Development65. Michael J. Smith, D.S.W.: Process Vs. Outcome Evaluation66. Natalia Pane Ph.D.: Data Quality for International Service Evaluation67. Natalia Pane Ph.D.: The Data Whisperer: Strategies for Motivating Raw Data Providers68. Douglas Leigh Ph.D.: Needs Assessment: A Step-by-Step Approach69. Leon Ginsburg, Ph.D.: Budgeting and Fiscal Management in Program Evaluations70. Thomas Chapel Ph.D.: Constructing and Using Logic Models in Program Evaluation71. Kenneth R. Yeager Ph.D.: Program Evaluation: This is Rocket Science72. Elizabeth King Keenan, Ph.D.: The Evaluation of Training for Leaders of Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Groups73. Dianna L. Newman, Ph.D., Jennifer A. Smith, Ph.D., Margaret M. Geehan, Ph.D. Gail Viamonte, Ed.D.: Documenting Change in Addiction Treatment Systems: A Model for Evaluation and Examples of Its Use74. Lori Holleran, Ph.D.: Innovative Approaches to Risk Assessment within Alcohol Prevention ProgrammingSection VIII: Practice-Based Qualitative Research Exemplars75. Ian Shaw Ph.D.: Qualitative Evaluation Application of Reflective Practice in Direct Care Settings76. Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.: Qualitative Research with Battered Women: A Continuum Based on 501 Cases77. Julianne S. Oktay, Ph.D., and Eunice Y. Park, M.S.W.: Using Qualitative Research to Enhance Practice: The Example of Breast Cancer in African American Women78. Donna Hurdle Ph.D.: Qualitative Research: Cancer Prevention in Older Women79. Eric D. Johnson, Ph.D.: How Family Members of the Mentally Ill View Mental Health Professionals: A Focused Ethnography80. William Gomes, Ph.D., Ciommara R. S. Beninca, Ph.D., and Sherri McCarthy, Ph.D.: Death on a Daily Basis: Integrating Research and Practice in Support Groups for ICU Nurses in Southern Brazil81. Harris Chaiklin, Ph.D. and Marc Lipton, Ph.D.: Family Status and Soup Kitchen Use: Some Policy Considerations Based on Qualitative Research FindingsSection IX: Practice Based Quantitative Research Exemplars82. Marjorie Wehshar Ph.D.: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Suicide Risk Reduction in Crisis Intervention83. Mona M. Williams-Hayes, Ph.D. and William R. Nugent, Ph.D.: Effects of Restorative Justice on Fear of Revictimization: A Meta-Analysis Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models84. Gerald LaSalle, M.A.: Factors Associated with Crime on the Casino Floor: Implications of Secondary Data Analysis85. Patricia Brownell, Ph.D. and Jacquelin Berman, Ph.D.: Homicides in Older Women in New York City: A Profile Based on Secondary Data Analysis86. Howard A. Savin Ph.D.: Effective Outcomes Management at Deveraux87. Sherri McCarthy, Ph.D. and Thomas Franklin Waters, Ph.D.: Developing Treatment Programs for Drug Courts and Evaluating Effectiveness88. Paul Longo Ph.D.: Application of Logic Models in Rural Program Development89. Paul Longo, Ph.D.: Amplifying Performance Measurement Literacy: Reflections from the Appalachian Partnership for Welfare Reform90. Sarah J. Lewis, Ph.D. and Ellen Goldstein, M.A.: HIV Prevention: Evidenced Based Practice with Infrastructure Support91. Harris Chaiklin, Ph.D.: Community Reintegration Pre-Release Research Exemplar: Applying Theory to Practice-Based Research92. Ronald A. Feldman, Ph.D.: Principles, Practices and Findings of the St. Louis Conundrum: A Large-Scale Field Experiment with Anti-Social Children93. Gina Pisano Robertiello, Ph.D.: Measuring Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power in Newark, New Jersey94. Eric D. Johnson, Ph.D.: The Role of Families in Buffering Stress in Persons with Mental Illness: A Correlational Study95. Kirtley Thornton, Ph.D.: Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuronal Plasticity: Research on the Effectiveness of Quantitative EEG BiofeedbackSection X: Establishing, Monitoring and Maintaining Quality and Operational Improvement96. Diana R. Silimperi M.D.: Framework for Institutionalizing Quality Assurance97. Catherine Genier-Sennelier, MD, PhD and Etienne Minvielle, MD, PhD: Application of Quality Management Methods for Preventing an Adverse Event: The Case of Falls in Hospitals98. Kenneth R. Yeager Ph.D.: Establishment and Utilization of Balanced Scorecards99. Dennis K. Orthner Ph.D. and Gary Bowen Ph.D.: Strengthening Practice Through Results Management100. Celine Mercier, Michael Landry, Marc Corbere, and Michael Perreault: Measuring Clients Perception as Outcome Measurement101. Nancy Claiborne Ph.D. and Henry Bandenburgh Ph.D.: Social Work Role in Disease Management102. Ronald Hunsicker, Ph.D.: Establishing Benchmark Programs within Addictions Treatment103. Helen Hartnett Ph.D. and Stephen Kapp Ph.D.: Establishment of Quality ProgrammingSection XI: Epilogue104. Peter E. Nathan, Ph.D. and Jack M. Gorman. M.D.: The Clinical Utility of Mental Health Research: Bridging the Present to the FutureAppendices:Internet Resources on Research and Evaluation in Healthcare and Human Service SettingsGlossary

Editorial Reviews

"The Evidence-Based Practice Manual includes an extraordinary range of 104 original, informative and well-written chapters that should be required reading for every practitioner of health services research and quality improvement in health care, particularly those involved in mental healthcare delivery." --Gordon Guyatt, M.D., M.Sc. Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Internal Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and Chairman, A.M.A. Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group