The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4095.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Board 1

Abstract #44195

Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) Evaluation Project: Prospective study findings

Susan W. Hayashi, PhD1, Becky Melzer, MA1, Susan E. Hubbard, PhD2, Judy Huang, PhD1, Roshan Hussain, MPH1, Anita Cobb, BA2, Marcia Suzuki, BA1, and Kevin P. Mulvey, PhD3. (1) TIPs Evaluation Project, Johnson, Bassin, & Shaw, Inc., 8630 Fenton Street, 12th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 495-1080 x3016,, (2) TIPs Evaluation Project, Johnson, Bassin & Shaw, Inc., 8630 Fenton Street, 12th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (3) Office of Evaluation Scientific Analysis and Synthesis, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockwall II Suite 840, Rockville, MD 20857

In 1993, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) initiated the development and dissemination of Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs), which are consensus-based best practice guidelines intended to provide salient and effective approaches to SA treatment. Acknowledging the need for research on the impact of these guidelines, CSAT is funding a 4-year multi-study evaluation of TIPs' effectiveness based on the diffusion of innovation theoretical framework (Rogers, 1995). The TIPs Evaluation's Prospective Study aimed to determine the level of support needed by treatment providers to implement treatment guidelines contained in TIP#35—Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment—into practice. To achieve this objective, a pre-test/post-test experimental design was used. Treatment providers were assigned to four conditions (i.e., TIP only; TIP and curriculum; TIP, curriculum, and training; and TIP, curriculum, training, and on-going support). Participants completed a pre-test questionnaire to identify their knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the implementation of the SA treatment guidelines contained in TIP#35. Following the intervention participants completed a post-test questionnaire. This presentation will address: (1) what is the most effective level of support for adopting practices from the TIP; (2) how the information contained in the TIP was implemented into practice; and (3) the impact of guidance contained in the TIP on SA treatment practices. This presentation will also highlight the implication of the findings on CSAT's development and dissemination of TIPs as well as how the results may be generalized to other organizations providing similar services.

Learning Objectives: Through this presentation, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to

Keywords: Substance Abuse Treatment, Evaluation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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