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Research- and Community-Based Clinicians' Attitudes on Treatment Manuals
Version of Record online: 18 FEB 2010
2008 American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
The American Journal on Addictions
Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 145–148, March-April 2008
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Barry, D. T., Fulgieri, M. D., Lavery, M. E., Chawarski, M. C., Najavits, L. M., Schottenfeld, R. S. and Pantalon, M. V. (2008), Research- and Community-Based Clinicians' Attitudes on Treatment Manuals. The American Journal on Addictions, 17: 145–148. doi: 10.1080/10550490701860880
- Issue online: 18 FEB 2010
- Version of Record online: 18 FEB 2010
- Received March 07, 2007; revised April 24, 2007; accepted May 11, 2007
We assessed the attitudes of 18 research- and 22 community-based substance abuse clinicians on treatment manuals. Research and community clinicians exhibited favorable attitudes toward manuals, and the majority (72% and 77%, respectively) reported an interest in learning more about substance use disorder (SUD) treatment manuals. Among community clinicians, greater years of experience was significantly associated with less favorable attitudes toward treatment manuals. Research clinicians endorsed significantly higher ratings for the importance attached to “theoretical rationale/overview” and “main session points to address” than community clinicians. Findings suggest that community SUD clinicians are already familiar with and have positive attitudes toward manuals, but specific subgroups have concerns that should be addressed.