Evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based treatment: A multisite hybrid design.

Ashmore JA, Ditterich KW, Conley CC, Wright MR, Howland PS, Huggins KL, Cooreman J, Andrews PS, Nicholas DR, Roberts L, Hewitt L, Scales JN, Delap JK, Gray CA, Tyler LA, Collins C, Whiting CM, Brothers BM, Ryba MM, Andersen BL
Am Psychol in press 07/19/2018


The gap between treatment development and efficacy testing to scaled up implementations of evidence-based treatment (EBT) is an estimated 20 years, and hybrid research designs aim to reduce the gap. One was used for a multisite study in cancer control, testing coprimary aims: (a) determine the feasibility and utility of a flexible EBT implementation strategy and (b) determine the clinical effectiveness of an EBT as implemented by newly trained providers. Therapists from 15 diverse sites implemented the biobehavioral intervention (BBI) for cancer patients (

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