Barriers and facilitators of evidence-based practice perceived by behavioral science health professionals.

S Pagato, B Spring, E Coups, S Mulvaney, M.F. Coutu, Gozde Ozakinci

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Abstract

Progress in implementing evidence-based behavioral practices has been slow. A qualitative study was performed to characterize the major facilitators and barriers to evidence-based practice (EBP) perceived by behavioral professionals. Members of professional e-mail listservs were queried and 84 barriers and 48 facilitators were nominated by 37 respondents. Thematic analysis revealed seven themes to describe both barriers and facilitators: (a) training, (b) attitudes, (c) consumer demand, (d) logistical considerations, (e) institutional support, (f) policy, and (g) evidence. Most frequently cited barriers included negative attitudes about EBP and lack of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-705
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume63
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • evidence-based practice
  • diffusion of innovations
  • evidence
  • implementation
  • research to practice
  • EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE
  • CLINICAL-PRACTICE
  • INTERVENTIONS
  • INNOVATIONS
  • DIFFUSION
  • COST
  • CARE
  • IMPROVEMENT
  • GUIDELINES
  • OUTCOMES

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