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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 public policy 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 applying evidence-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 of evidence-based practice in the health and human services.

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Reviewer: Liliana E Pezzin, Ph.D., J.D.(Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This book is a collection of chapters addressing specific issues, concepts, and how-to approaches in the development and application of evidence-based practice. With 104 chapters and over 1,000 pages, the book addresses a variety of topics from developing practice guidelines to focus group interviewing and grant writing techniques.
Purpose: Designed to serve as a comprehensive practical desktop resource, this manual features concise, easy-to-read chapters intended to assist practitioners and administrators in identifying and applying consensus protocols and evidence-based practice and developing measurement and critical reasoning skills to implement and evaluate quality improvement initiatives within their practice environment.
Audience: Although the book is targeted at a wide range of practitioners, its content is most directly applicable to readers with a background or interest in criminal justice and social work research and practice. Important topics that might otherwise be expected from an all-inclusive book on outcome measures in health and human services receive relatively little attention. Notably absent from the book, for example, are any references to preference-based outcome measures, such as quality adjusted life years, which are the cornerstone of cost-effectiveness analyses.
Features: Each of the 10 main sections of the book relies on specific applied studies to convey information about the theoretical or methodological concept being discussed.
Assessment: The editors are to be commended for bringing together a large body of literature on measurement tools, program evaluation, and quality improvement strategies. Yet the uneven coverage of the various topics and the absence of a clear underlying theme tying together the individual chapters makes it difficult to place their contribution into context.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195165005
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1080
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rutgers University

The Ohio State University Medical Center

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Table of Contents

Section I: Overview and Critical Issues
1. Designing, Searching for, Finding, and Implementing Practice-Based Research and Evidence-Based Studies, Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D. and Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D.
2. Implementing Best Practice and Expert Consensus Procedures, Vikki L. Vandiver D.P.H. and Kevin Corcoran Ph.D. J.D.
3. Overview of Evidence Based Practices, Richard N. Rosenthal M.D.
4. Informing Health Choices: Reflections on Knowledge Integration Strategies for Electronic Health Records, Robert Hayward M.D., M.P.H., FRCPC
5. Toward Common Performance Indicators and Measures for Accountability in Behavioral Health, Gregory Teague, Ph.D., Tom Trabin, and Charles Ray
6. An Overview of Focus Group Interviewing, Mary Anne Casey, Ph.D. and Richard Krueger, Ph.D.
7. Mental Illness, Substance Dependence and Suicidality: Secondary Data Analysis, Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.
8. Making Participant Observation Research Matter: A Typology Based on 12,000 Felons, Fredric G. Reamer Ph.D.
9. Computer Technology and Social Work, Carrie Petrucci Ph.D., Stuart Kirk Ph.D., and William Reid, D.S.W.
10. Problem Formulation, Conceptualization, and Theory Development, Harris Chaiklin Ph.D.
11. Statistics for Human Service Workers, Gunner Almgren, Ph.D.
Section II: Research Ethics and Step-by-Step Research Grant Guidelines
12. Methodological, Practical and Ethical Challenges to Inner-City Health Research, Stephen W. Hwang M.D., M.P.H., Rochelle E. Martin, M.Sc., and Ahmed M. Bayoumi, M.D., M.S.
13. Qualitative Research Ethics: Thriving within Tensions, Beverley J. Antle, Ph.D., Cheryl Regehr, Ph.D., and F. Mishna, Ph.D.
14. The Fine Art of Grantsmanship, David Streiner, Ph.D.
15. Applying for Research Grants: Step-by-Step Guidelines, Carol T. Mowbray, Ph.D.
16. Setting the Stage for Accountability and Program Evaluation in Community-Based Grant-making, Cindy A. Crusto, Ph.D. and Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D.
17. Conducting Cost-Benefit Analysis in Human Service Settings, Michael J. Camasso Ph.D., Carol Harvey Ph.D. and Radha Jagannathan Ph.D.
Section III: Evidence-Based Practice: Diagnosis, Interventions, and Outcome Research
18. Concise Standards for Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines, Aaron Rosen, Ph.D., and Enola K. Proctor, Ph.D.
19. Healthcare Evidence Based Practice: A Product of Political and Cultural Times, Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.
20. Facilitating Practitioner Use of Evidence-Based Practice, Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W.
21. Implementation of Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Treatment: A Survey of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social Workers, Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W. and William Bacon, Ph.D.
22. Measuring Skills and Reasoning Scientifically and Critically About Practice, Len Gibbs Ph.D. and Eileen Gambrill Ph.D.
23. Task Centered Practice: An Exemplar of Evidence-Based Practice, William Reid, D.S.W. and Anne E. Fortune, Ph.D.
24. Treatment Evidence in a Non-Experimenting Practice Environment: Some Recommendations for Increasing Supply and Demand, Michael J. Camasso, Ph.D.
25. Evidence-Based Practice and Manualized Treatment with Children, Craig Winston LeCroy Ph.D. and Scott Okamoto Ph.D.
26. Evidence-Based Treatment for Traumatized and Abused Children, Carlton Munson Ph.D.
27. Treating Juvenile Delinquents with Conduct Disorder, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder, David W. Springer, Ph.D.
28. Evidence-Based Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Deciding What Treatment Method Works for Whom?, Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D. and Stephanie A. Schwartz, Ph.D.
29. The Implications of Controlled Outcome Studies on Planned Short-Term Psychotherapy with Depressive Disorders, Bernard Bloom, Ph.D., Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.
30. Evidence Based Practice with Anxiety Disorders: Guidelines Based on 59 Outcome Studies, Bernard Bloom Ph.D., Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D. and Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.
31. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Persons with PTSD: An Evidence Based Approach, M. Elizabeth Vonk, Ph.D. and Patrick Bordnick, Ph.D., M.P.H.
32. Evidence-Based Life Skills Interventions for Pregnant Adolescents in School Settings, Mary Beth Harris, Ph.D. and Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D.
33. Evidence-Based Practice with EMDR, Karen Knox, Ph.D.
34. Dysthymic Disorder and the College Student: Evidence-Based Mental Health Approach, Joseph Walsh Ph.D. and Jacqueline Corcoran Ph.D.
35. Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Clinics, Mark Willenbring, M.D. and Hildi Hagedorn Ph.D.
36. Evidence Based Couples Therapy with Depressed Clients, Jacqueline Cocoran Ph.D.
Section IV: Epidemiological and Public Health Research
37. Epidemiology Basics and Foundation Skills, David Streiner, Ph.D.
38. Application of Remote Sensing for Disease Surveillance in Urban and Suburban Areas, Annelise Tran, Jacques Gardon, Laurent Polidori
39. Establishing Collaborations that Engender Trust in the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, James C. Thomas, MPH, PhD, Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Sara Ackerman, MPH, Jo Anne Earp, ScD, Hattie Ellis, MEd, and Colleen Carpenter, MA, MPH
40. Prevalence of Smoking and Cessation Among Northern Plains Indians, Gred Holzman and Todd Harwell
41. Using Evaluation Data as the Basis for a Local Ordinance to Control Alcohol and Tobacco Billboards in Chicago, Diana P. Hackbarth, RN, PhD, FAAN
42. Use of Random Digit Dialing to Recruit Representative Population Samples: Epidemiological Case Control Studies, Lynda S.Voigt Ph.D.
Section V: Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement
43. Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness of Services for Families and Children, Charles L. Usher Ph.D.
44. Risk Adjusted Mental Health Outcomes, Michael S. Hendryx Ph.D.
45. Validity and Reliability in Family Assessment, Cynthia Franklin Ph.D., Patricia A. Cody, M.S.W., and Catheleen Jordan, Ph.D.
46. Statistical Methods for Estimates of Inter-rater Reliability, Charles Auerbach, Ph.D., Heidi Heft LaPorte, D.S.W., Richard K. Caputo, Ph.D.
47. Elements of Consumer Based Outcome Measurement, Carol Snively Ph.D.
48. Using Computer Technology in the Measurement and Prevention of College Drinking, Heather Parris, M.S.S.W. and John S. Wodarski, Ph.D.
Section VI: Assessment Tools and Measures
49. Locating Measurement Tools and Instruments for Individuals and Couples, Kevin Corcoran Ph.D.
50. Overview of Health Scales and Measures, David Streiner, Ph.D.
51. Clinician and Patient Satisfaction with Computer-Assisted Diagnostic Assessment in Community Outpatient Clinics, Edward J. Mullen, D.S.W., Christopher Lucas, M.D., Prudence Fisher, Ph.D., and William Bacon, Ph.D.
52. Psychosocial Measures for Asian Pacific Americans, Marianne R. Yoshioka, Ph.D. and Tazuko Shibusawa, Ph.D.
53. Crisis Assessment Measures and Tools, Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.
54. Outcome Measurement Scale with Families of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Phyllis Solomon Ph.D. and Jeffrey Drane Ph.D.
55. Constructing and Validating Assessment tools for School Based Practitioners: The Elementary School Successful Profile, Natasha Bowen, Ph.D. Gary Bowen Ph.D. and Michael Wooley Ph.D.
56. PTSD and Trauma Assessment Scales, Patrick Bordnick, Ph.D., M.P.H., Betsy Vonk, Ph.D. and Ken Graap, M.Ed.
57. Diagnosis and Assessment of Comorbid Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Gary Mitchell, M.S.W. and Dawn Koontz, Ph.D.
58. Assessment Measures for Sexual Predators: Step-by-Step Guidelines, Graham Glancy, M.D. and Cheryl Regehr, Ph.D.
59. "Optimal Practice" Clinical Neuropsychology: A Cautionary Tale and Revisionist Proto-Model, Nathaniel J. Pallone, Ph.D. and James J. Hennessy, Ph.D.
60. Development of the Fatherhood Scale, Gary Dick Ph.D.
61. Constructing and Validating a Specific Multi-item Assessment or Evaluation Tool, Anna C. Faul Ph.D. and Michiel A. van Zyl Ph.D.
Section VII: Program Evaluation Strategies
62. Empowerment Evaluation, David Fetterman, Ph.D. and Mimi Eiler, Ph.D.
63. The 7 Secrets of a Successful Veteran Evaluator, C. Aaron McNeece, Ph.D.
64. Integrating Program Evaluation and Organization Development, Charles McClintock Ph.D.
65. Process Vs. Outcome Evaluation, Michael J. Smith, D.S.W.
66. Data Quality for International Service Evaluation, Natalia Pane Ph.D.
67. The Data Whisperer: Strategies for Motivating Raw Data Providers, Natalia Pane Ph.D.
68. Needs Assessment: A Step-by-Step Approach, Douglas Leigh Ph.D.
69. Budgeting and Fiscal Management in Program Evaluations, Leon Ginsburg, Ph.D.
70. Constructing and Using Logic Models in Program Evaluation, Thomas Chapel Ph.D.
71. Program Evaluation: This is Rocket Science, Kenneth R. Yeager Ph.D.
72. The Evaluation of Training for Leaders of Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Groups, Elizabeth King Keenan, Ph.D.
73. Documenting Change in Addiction Treatment Systems: A Model for Evaluation and Examples of Its Use, Dianna L. Newman, Ph.D., Jennifer A. Smith, Ph.D., Margaret M. Geehan, Ph.D. Gail Viamonte, Ed.D.
74. Innovative Approaches to Risk Assessment within Alcohol Prevention Programming, Lori Holleran, Ph.D.
Section VIII: Practice-Based Qualitative Research Exemplars
75. Qualitative Evaluation Application of Reflective Practice in Direct Care Settings, Ian Shaw Ph.D.
76. Qualitative Research with Battered Women: A Continuum Based on 501 Cases, Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.
77. Using Qualitative Research to Enhance Practice: The Example of Breast Cancer in African American Women, Julianne S. Oktay, Ph.D., and Eunice Y. Park, M.S.W.
78. Qualitative Research: Cancer Prevention in Older Women, Donna Hurdle Ph.D.
79. How Family Members of the Mentally Ill View Mental Health Professionals: A Focused Ethnography, Eric D. Johnson, Ph.D.
80. Death on a Daily Basis: Integrating Research and Practice in Support Groups for ICU Nurses in Southern Brazil, William Gomes, Ph.D., Ciommara R. S. Beninca, Ph.D., and Sherri McCarthy, Ph.D.
81. Family Status and Soup Kitchen Use: Some Policy Considerations Based on Qualitative Research Findings, Harris Chaiklin, Ph.D. and Marc Lipton, Ph.D.
Section IX: Practice Based Quantitative Research Exemplars
82. A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Suicide Risk Reduction in Crisis Intervention, Marjorie Wehshar Ph.D.
83. Effects of Restorative Justice on Fear of Revictimization: A Meta-Analysis Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models, Mona M. Williams-Hayes, Ph.D. and William R. Nugent, Ph.D.
84. Factors Associated with Crime on the Casino Floor: Implications of Secondary Data Analysis, Gerald LaSalle, M.A.
85. Homicides in Older Women in New York City: A Profile Based on Secondary Data Analysis, Patricia Brownell, Ph.D. and Jacquelin Berman, Ph.D.
86. Effective Outcomes Management at Deveraux, Howard A. Savin Ph.D.
87. Developing Treatment Programs for Drug Courts and Evaluating Effectiveness, Sherri McCarthy, Ph.D. and Thomas Franklin Waters, Ph.D.
88. Application of Logic Models in Rural Program Development, Paul Longo Ph.D.
89. Amplifying Performance Measurement Literacy: Reflections from the Appalachian Partnership for Welfare Reform, Paul Longo, Ph.D.
90. HIV Prevention: Evidenced Based Practice with Infrastructure Support, Sarah J. Lewis, Ph.D. and Ellen Goldstein, M.A.
91. Community Reintegration Pre-Release Research Exemplar: Applying Theory to Practice-Based Research, Harris Chaiklin, Ph.D.
92. Principles, Practices and Findings of the St. Louis Conundrum: A Large-Scale Field Experiment with Anti-Social Children, Ronald A. Feldman, Ph.D.
93. Measuring Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power in Newark, New Jersey, Gina Pisano Robertiello, Ph.D.
94. The Role of Families in Buffering Stress in Persons with Mental Illness: A Correlational Study, Eric D. Johnson, Ph.D.
95. Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuronal Plasticity: Research on the Effectiveness of Quantitative EEG Biofeedback, Kirtley Thornton, Ph.D.
Section X: Establishing, Monitoring and Maintaining Quality and Operational Improvement
96. Framework for Institutionalizing Quality Assurance, Diana R. Silimperi M.D.
97. Application of Quality Management Methods for Preventing an Adverse Event: The Case of Falls in Hospitals, Catherine Genier-Sennelier, MD, PhD and Etienne Minvielle, MD, PhD
98. Establishment and Utilization of Balanced Scorecards, Kenneth R. Yeager Ph.D.
99. Strengthening Practice Through Results Management, Dennis K. Orthner Ph.D. and Gary Bowen Ph.D.
100. Measuring Clients Perception as Outcome Measurement, Celine Mercier, Michael Landry, Marc Corbere, and Michael Perreault
101. Social Work Role in Disease Management, Nancy Claiborne Ph.D. and Henry Bandenburgh Ph.D.
102. Establishing Benchmark Programs within Addictions Treatment, Ronald Hunsicker, Ph.D.
103. Establishment of Quality Programming, Helen Hartnett Ph.D. and Stephen Kapp Ph.D.
Section XI: Epilogue
104. The Clinical Utility of Mental Health Research: Bridging the Present to the Future, Peter E. Nathan, Ph.D. and Jack M. Gorman. M.D.
Internet Resources on Research and Evaluation in Healthcare and Human Service Settings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2004

    So much information, such short chapters, so much time.

    The Evidence-Based Practice Manual (Roberts & Yeager, 2004) provides an invaluable resource for social workers who want to be on top of their game. Of the many challenges I face as a social worker, two of the most daunting are: 1) Sorting through the plethora of literature to find the most salient practice wisdom, and 2) applying the findings in evidenced-based practice in my work with clients. This compendium provides the kind of clinical direction and empirical support clinicians rarely find in the field.... EACH OF THE 104 chapters in this volume presents the 'best of social work' in a thoughtful and informed context. Section I provides an overview of evidence-based practice and reviews critical issues in how practice becomes evidence-based. Section II reports on research ethics and step-by-step research grant guidelines. Rather than being dry and boring, these chapters sparked my imagination about ways that my own practice could contribute to the academic knowledge base. Sections III (Diagnosis, interventions and outcome research), V (Measurement), and VI (assessment tools and measures), are the equivalent of a clinical master class. The 36 chapters in these three sections provide the best information for practitioners that are available in a single edition. Sections IV (Epidemiological and Health Research), VII (Program Evaluation Skill Development), VIII (Qualitative Research Methods and Exemplars), and IX (Quantitative Research Exemplars) address the state of the art in social work research. Section X (Establishing, Monitoring, and Maintaining Quality and Operational Improvement) has particular relevance in this day of managed-care and 3rd party reimbursement. The editors have done a remarkable job at pulling together 10 sections of top-notch writing and research on topics which accurately reflect the multi-faceted nature of social work practice.... PERHAPS ITS MOST important contribution is that the Evidence-Based Practice Manual celebrates the power and diversity of social work practice not through touchy-feely, friendly-visitor rhetoric, but rather through 104 chapters which demonstration empirically-based approaches to making our world a better place. I believe that the general public would gain respect for the profession by reading this book. I also believe that graduate schools of social work should require their students to purchase this book. There is no class offered in graduate social work that does not benefit from these readings. I wish I had such a compendium when I was in school. As a professional in the field, I'm grateful to have it now. Perhaps this compendium will provide a stepping-stone into the next phase of the profession's development.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2004

    This manual provides the answers to our most critical issues

    The 'Evidence-Based Practice Manual' is an invaluable resource not only for clinicians in the fields of social work, counseling, psychology, criminal justice, and behavioral medicine, but it should also be mandatory reading for researchers, program planners and evaluators, and policy makers. The contents(over 100 chapters) address the most critical issues facing all of these fields with the latest in research findings. In an effort to improve efficacy and accountability in the delivery of services and to provide exemplars for the reader, the editors have followed the great tradition of the scientist/practitioner model. Thus, the contributors include the most distinguished representatives from human services and the academic community. Professors Roberts and Yeager are to be congratulated on producing a single volume that can benefit a broad range of professionals as well as graduate students. Well done.

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