Evidence Based Practice Attitude Scale (EBPAS)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes Acceptability
Implementation Determinants N/A

Policy Application

Setting Mental or Behavioral Health Facilities
Topic Mental or Behavioral Health

Basic Information

The EBPAS is a 15-item tool developed to assess mental health providers’ willingness to adopt an innovation given their attitudes toward the use of evidence-based practices.

Transferability of measure across settings: Partially transferable (10 of 15 items transferable)

Citing Literature

Development article: Aarons G. Mental Health Provider Attitudes Toward Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice: The Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scale (EBPAS). Mental Health Services Research. 2004;6(2):61-74. doi:10.1023/B:MHSR.0000024351.12294.65

Empirical use: Gill KJ, Campbell E, Gauthier G, Xenocostas S, Charney D, Macaulay AC. From policy to practice: implementing frontline community health services for substance dependence-study protocol. Implementation Science. 2014;9(1):1-16. doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0108-x

Beidas RS, Aarons G, Barg F, et al. Policy to implementation: evidence-based practice in community mental health—study protocol. Implementation Science. 2013;8(1):1-9. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-8-38

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Mental or behavioral health facilities

Topic: Mental or behavioral health

Country: United States

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Note: Blank psychometric constructs were not reported in included studies

Note: Additional subscale level psychometric properties are reported in the measure development article.

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