GREGORY AARONS

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS): development of a brief measure of unit level implementation leadership
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Implement Sci 9:45. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Aligning leadership across systems and organizations to develop a strategic climate for evidence-based practice implementation
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0812 email
    Annu Rev Public Health 35:255-74. 2014
  3. pmc Implementation of an efficacious intervention for high risk women in Mexico: protocol for a multi-site randomized trial with a parallel study of organizational factors
    Thomas L Patterson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Implement Sci 7:105. 2012
  4. pmc Developing the Autism Model of Implementation for autism spectrum disorder community providers: study protocol
    Amy Drahota
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Implement Sci 7:85. 2012
  5. pmc The organizational social context of mental health services and clinician attitudes toward evidence-based practice: a United States national study
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive 0812, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Implement Sci 7:56. 2012
  6. pmc Dynamic adaptation process to implement an evidence-based child maltreatment intervention
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, La Jolla, and Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Rady s Children s Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
    Implement Sci 7:32. 2012
  7. pmc Expanding the domains of attitudes towards evidence-based practice: the evidence based practice attitude scale-50
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr 0812, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 39:331-40. 2012
  8. pmc Leadership, innovation climate, and attitudes toward evidence-based practice during a statewide implementation
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51:423-31. 2012
  9. pmc Mixed methods for implementation research: application to evidence-based practice implementation and staff turnover in community-based organizations providing child welfare services
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Child Maltreat 17:67-79. 2012
  10. pmc Use of the evidence base in substance abuse treatment programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives: pursuing quality in the crucible of practice and policy
    Douglas K Novins
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Mail Stop F800, 13055 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010, USA
    Implement Sci 6:63. 2011

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint The Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS): development of a brief measure of unit level implementation leadership
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Implement Sci 9:45. 2014
    ..This paper describes the development, factor structure, and initial reliability and convergent and discriminant validity of a very brief measure of implementation leadership: the Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS)...
  2. doi request reprint Aligning leadership across systems and organizations to develop a strategic climate for evidence-based practice implementation
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0812 email
    Annu Rev Public Health 35:255-74. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Implementation of an efficacious intervention for high risk women in Mexico: protocol for a multi-site randomized trial with a parallel study of organizational factors
    Thomas L Patterson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Implement Sci 7:105. 2012
    ..Our protocol will test a 'train-the-trainer' implementation model for transporting the Mujer Segura (Healthy Woman) intervention into community-based organizations (CBOs)...
  4. pmc Developing the Autism Model of Implementation for autism spectrum disorder community providers: study protocol
    Amy Drahota
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Implement Sci 7:85. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc The organizational social context of mental health services and clinician attitudes toward evidence-based practice: a United States national study
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive 0812, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Implement Sci 7:56. 2012
    ..We examined the association of clinician attitudes toward evidence-based practice with organizational culture, climate, and other characteristics in a nationally representative sample of mental health organizations in the United States...
  6. pmc Dynamic adaptation process to implement an evidence-based child maltreatment intervention
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, La Jolla, and Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Rady s Children s Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
    Implement Sci 7:32. 2012
    ..In addition, this study addresses a secondary concern, that of improving EBP model fidelity assessment and feedback in real-world settings...
  7. pmc Expanding the domains of attitudes towards evidence-based practice: the evidence based practice attitude scale-50
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr 0812, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 39:331-40. 2012
    ..Combining the original 15 items with the 35 new items comprises the EBPAS 50-item version (EBPAS-50) that adds to our understanding of provider attitudes toward adopting EBPs. Directions for future research are discussed...
  8. pmc Leadership, innovation climate, and attitudes toward evidence-based practice during a statewide implementation
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51:423-31. 2012
    ..e., openness to new innovations) and provider attitudes toward adopting evidence-based practice (EBP) during a statewide evidence-based practice implementation (EBPI) of an intervention to reduce child neglect...
  9. pmc Mixed methods for implementation research: application to evidence-based practice implementation and staff turnover in community-based organizations providing child welfare services
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Child Maltreat 17:67-79. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Use of the evidence base in substance abuse treatment programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives: pursuing quality in the crucible of practice and policy
    Douglas K Novins
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Mail Stop F800, 13055 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010, USA
    Implement Sci 6:63. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Evidence-based practice implementation: The impact of public versus private sector organization type on organizational support, provider attitudes, and adoption of evidence-based practice
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive 8012, San Diego, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Implement Sci 4:83. 2009
    ..Greater attention should be paid to organizational influences that can facilitate the dissemination and implementation of EBPs in community settings...
  12. pmc Evidence-based practice implementation and staff emotional exhaustion in children's services
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr 0812, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Behav Res Ther 47:954-60. 2009
    ..Together, these results suggest a potential staff and organizational benefit to EBP implementation and we discuss implications of the findings relative to EBPs and to fidelity monitoring...
  13. pmc Implementing evidence-based practice in community mental health agencies: a multiple stakeholder analysis
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Dr 0812, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2087-95. 2009
    ..We sought to identify factors believed to facilitate or hinder evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation in public mental health service systems as a step in developing theory to be tested in future studies...
  14. pmc The impact of evidence-based practice implementation and fidelity monitoring on staff turnover: evidence for a protective effect
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:270-80. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis of the Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scale in a geographically diverse sample of community mental health providers
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:465-9. 2007
    ..Analyses also demonstrated better internal consistency than in the original psychometric analyses. This study supports the factor structure and reliability of the EBPAS...
  16. pmc The eye of the beholder: youths and parents differ on what matters in mental health services
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 37:459-67. 2010
    ..Results support the importance of assessing both youth and caregivers in attempts to understand the factors used by consumers to evaluate youth mental health services...
  17. ncbi request reprint Behavior problems and placement change in a national child welfare sample: a prospective study
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 49:70-80. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively examine the relations of behavior problems and placement change in a nationally representative sample of youths in the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being...
  18. pmc Psychometric properties and U.S. National norms of the Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scale (EBPAS)
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Psychol Assess 22:356-65. 2010
    ..Directions for future research are discussed...
  19. pmc Advancing a conceptual model of evidence-based practice implementation in public service sectors
    Gregory A Aarons
    University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 38:4-23. 2011
    ..We highlight features of the model likely to be particularly important in each phase, while considering the outer and inner contexts (i.e., levels) of public sector service systems...
  20. pmc A comparison of policy and direct practice stakeholder perceptions of factors affecting evidence-based practice implementation using concept mapping
    Amy E Green
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0812, La Jolla, CA, USA 92093 0812
    Implement Sci 6:104. 2011
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  21. pmc Measuring provider attitudes toward evidence-based practice: consideration of organizational context and individual differences
    Gregory A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, 3020 Children s Way, MC 5033, San Diego, CA 92123 4282, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 14:255-71, viii. 2005
    ..Attitudes toward adoption of EBP are discussed in regard to provider individual differences and the context of mental health services. Finally, potential applications of attitude research to adoption of EBP are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Substance involvement among youths in child welfare: the role of common and unique risk factors
    Gregory A Aarons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0812, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:340-9. 2008
    ..Multiple-placement changes, later entry into the CW system, and multiple-placement changes at an older age are associated with higher risk for more serious substance involvement for youths in CW...
  23. pmc Association between mental and physical health problems in high-risk adolescents: a longitudinal study
    Gregory A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Rady Children s Hospital, San Diego, California 92123 4282, USA
    J Adolesc Health 43:260-7. 2008
    ..This longitudinal study examined the relationship between mental and physical health problems in a sample of high-risk youth served in the public sector...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of adolescent substance use disorders across five sectors of care
    G A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, 3020 Children s Way MC 5033, San Diego, CA 92123 4282, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 40:419-26. 2001
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Alcohol expectancies: integrating cognitive science and psychometric approaches
    Gregory A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Addict Behav 28:947-61. 2003
    ..We then used the methodology in order to assess the relationship of alcohol expectancy dimensions to drinking-related outcomes...
  26. pmc Organizational climate partially mediates the effect of culture on work attitudes and staff turnover in mental health services
    Gregory A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Children s Hospital San Diego, University of California, San Diego, CA 92123 4282, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:289-301. 2006
    ..Work attitudes significantly predicted one-year staff turnover rates. These findings support the contention that both culture and climate impact work attitudes and subsequent staff turnover...
  27. pmc Transformational and transactional leadership: association with attitudes toward evidence-based practice
    Gregory A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, MC 5033, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1162-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to expand these findings by examining the association between leadership and mental health providers' attitudes toward adopting evidence-based practice...
  28. ncbi request reprint Implementation of evidence-based practice in child welfare: service provider perspectives
    Gregory A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, University of California, San Diego, 3020 Children s Way, MC 5033, San Diego, CA 92123 4282, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:411-9. 2007
    ..Eventual implementation is viewed as the consequence of perseverance, experience, and flexibility...
  29. ncbi request reprint Assessment of family functioning in Caucasian and Hispanic Americans: reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Family Assessment Device
    Gregory A Aarons
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Children s Hospital and Health Center, 3020 Children s Way MC5033, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Fam Process 46:557-69. 2007
    ..Without stronger evidence supporting a reformulation of the FAD, we recommend against such a course of action. Findings highlight the need for additional research on the role of culture in measurement of family functioning...
  30. pmc Mental health provider attitudes toward adoption of evidence-based practice: the Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scale (EBPAS)
    Gregory A Aarons
    Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of California, Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 6:61-74. 2004
    ..A brief measure of mental health provider attitudes toward adoption of EBPs was developed and attitudes were examined in relation to a set of provider individual difference and organizational characteristics...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic profiles associated with use of mental health and substance abuse services among high-risk youths
    Ann F Garland
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Children s Hospital and Health Center, 3020 Children s Way MC 5033, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:562-4. 2003
    ..Unmet need for mental health services was greatest among youth with substance use disorders only...
  32. ncbi request reprint Clinicians and outcome measurement: what's the use?
    Ann F Garland
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, University of California, San Diego, 3020 Childrens Way MC 5033, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:393-405. 2003
    ..With increased attention and resources devoted to performance outcome assessment, it is concerning that most clinicians perceive little clinical utility of outcome measurement...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cross validation of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents in a high school sample
    Mark G Myers
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and Department of Phychiatry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 16:221-32. 2002
    ..As such, the present study provides initial support for the utility of the revised SAS-A as a measure of social anxiety in adolescent school samples...
  34. ncbi request reprint Educational and occupational attainment and drinking behavior: an expectancy model in young adulthood
    Denis M McCarthy
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Addiction 97:717-26. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that changes in young adult functioning are linked to changes in social context and/or the availability of non-alcohol reinforcers, which in turn affect the reinforcement expected from alcohol...
  35. ncbi request reprint Social anxiety, negative affectivity, and substance use among high school students
    Mark G Myers
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:277-83. 2003
    ..The findings confirm that negative affectivity is positively related to adolescent substance use, whereas social anxiety appears to be protective against substance involvement...
  36. ncbi request reprint Influence of language abilities and alcohol expectancies on the persistence of heavy drinking in youth
    Susan F Tapert
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System Psychology Service and Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:313-21. 2003
    ..This study examined a model in which language skills moderate the extent to which expectancies about the positive effects of alcohol predict the persistence of alcohol involvement in youth over an 8-year period...
  37. pmc Attention on inattention: the differential effect of caregiver education on endorsement of ADHD symptoms
    Jill Weckerly
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Children s Hospital, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 26:201-8. 2005
    ..There is a clear effect of caregiver education on ADHD symptom endorsement patterns, raising concerns that demographic factors related to symptom measurement may contribute to discrepancies in the assessment and treatment of ADHD...
  38. pmc Prevalence and correlates of adequate performance on a measure of abilities related to decisional capacity: differences among three standards for the MacCAT-CR in patients with schizophrenia
    Laura B Dunn
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, United States
    Schizophr Res 89:110-8. 2007
    ..These findings underscore the need for refinement of capacity assessment procedures and for improvements in the use of capacity assessment tools for screening purposes and to assist in categorical capacity determinations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Measuring adolescent smoking cessation strategies: instrument development and initial validation
    Mark G Myers
    University of California, San Diego, and Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1131-8. 2007
    ..The present findings thus provide initial support for the utility and criterion validity of this newly developed measure...
  40. pmc Policy to implementation: evidence-based practice in community mental health--study protocol
    Rinad S Beidas
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Implement Sci 8:38. 2013
    ..A systems transformation about to occur in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers an important opportunity to prospectively study implementation in response to a policy mandate...
  41. ncbi request reprint A psychometric examination of English and Spanish versions of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales
    Cynthia D Connelly
    University of San Diego and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, CA, USA
    J Interpers Violence 20:1560-79. 2005
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  42. pmc Direct and indirect links between childhood maltreatment, posttraumatic stress disorder, and women's health
    Ariel J Lang
    The University of California San Diego UCSD, San Diego, CA 92108, USA
    Behav Med 33:125-35. 2008
    ..These findings should strengthen efforts directed at identifying and treating PTSD in female victims of childhood maltreatment with the aim of preventing or attenuating poor health outcomes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Relationship of youth satisfaction with mental health services and changes in symptoms and functioning
    Ann F Garland
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Children s Hospital and Health Center, 3020 Children s Way, MC 3033, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1544-6. 2003
    ..Parent- and interviewer-reported change were not associated with consumer satisfaction. These results suggest that consumer satisfaction is not a good indicator of effectiveness of treatment in changing clinical functioning...
  44. pmc Longitudinal patterns of health insurance coverage among a national sample of children in the child welfare system
    Ramesh Raghavan
    Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1196, One Brookings Dr, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:478-84. 2008
    ..We sought to describe health insurance coverage over time among a national sample of children who came into contact with child welfare or child protective services agencies...

Research Grants9

  1. ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS IN YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The research project will include agencies serving adolescents (ages 12-18) representing those most commonly used by youth with co-morbid disorders. ..
  2. Concept Mapping of Readiness for Evidence-Based Practice
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Develop a theoretical model of readiness for EBPs that can be tested in subsequent studies; 5. Develop a preliminary measure of organizational readiness for EBP for use in subsequent studies. ..
  3. Mixed-Methods Study of a Statewide EBP Implementation
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  4. Mixed-Methods Study of a Statewide EBP Implementation
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  5. Mixed-Methods Study of a Statewide EBP Implementation
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  6. Mixed-Methods Study of a Statewide EBP Implementation
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  7. Dynamic Adaptation to Implement an Evidence-based Child Maltreatment Intervention
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  8. Dynamic Adaptation to Implement an Evidence-based Child Maltreatment Intervention
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....