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Table 3 Study constructs and measurement

From: Testing the Community-Based Learning Collaborative (CBLC) implementation model: a study protocol

Construct Level of analysis Data collection methods Variables/items measured Time of assessment
  Individual On-line surveya, b Demographics; knowledge/attitudes towards EBTs; clinical/broker practices; organizational characteristics Phase 1 pre/post CBLC
Phase 2 2 time points: Y1Q3; Y2Q3
Interpersonal collaboration (IC) (phase 1 and phase 2) Individual On-line surveya, b Clinician IC (# of contacts with another CBLC professional regarding assessment/treatment services, # of times attended a multidisciplinary team meeting)
Broker IC (# of times broker contacted professional for assessment information/treatment progress, # of cases taken to MDT, # of children referred to a CBLC therapist, # of children in caseload receiving TF-CBT)
Provider attitudes towards collaboration
Barriers towards collaboration
Phase 1 monthly during active implementation
Phase 2 monthly
Inter-organizational relationships (IOR) (phase 1 and phase 2) Social network analysis Participant online social network surveya, b Provider networks
Identify up to five individuals on whom you rely for advice about whether and how to use EBTs for meeting the mental health needs of youth served by your agency;
Identify up tofive individuals to whom you seek professional advice on youth with a trauma history specifically
Phase 1 mid CBLC
Phase 2 2 time points: Y1Q3; Y2Q3
   Senior leader online surveya, b
Senior leader interviewa, b
Organizational networks—link content
Client referrals
Information exchange
Relationship satisfaction
Shared goals
Formalized agreements
Organizational networks—qualitative data
Facilitators/barriers towards collaboration
Phase 1 mid CBLC
Phase 2 2 time points: Y1Q3; Y2Q3
Phase 1 mid CBLC
Phase 2 2 time points
Penetration (phase 1 and phase 2) Individual Weekly/monthly surveysa, b
Participant interviewsb
# of clinicians using TF-CBT
# of children receiving TF-CBT
# of brokers using of case management/monitoring strategies
# children monitored by brokers
Facilitators/barriers towards provider use of TF-CBT and case management/monitoring strategies
Phase 1 during active implementationa
Weekly for clinicians
Monthly for brokers
Phase 2 2 time points: Y1Q3; Y2Q3
Organization Senior leader interviewa, b # of organizations providing TF-CBT
# of agency referrals for TF-CBT
# of staff training in TF-CBT
# of agencies providing TF-CBT supervision
Implementation Facilitators/barriers
Phase 1 mid CBLC
Phase 2 mid/post CBLCb
Sustainment: phase 2 post CBLC follow-up period (Y1Q2–Y2Q4) Individual Monthly on-line surveyb
Participant interviews
Clinician use/competence in TF-CBT
Broker use of case management/monitoring strategies
Facilitators/barriers towards provider use of TF-CBT and case management/ monitoring strategies; and collaboration
Monthly during sustainmentb
2 time points: Y1Q3; Y2Q3b
Organization Senior leader interviewb TF-CBT provision/ referral patterns
Staff training
TF-CBT supervision
IOR—social networks: (see above)
2 time points: Y1Q3; Y2Q3b
Mid sustainment phase (Y2Q4)b
  1. aPhase 1: Existing data
  2. bPhase 2: New data