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dc.contributor.authorClough, Bonnie A
dc.contributor.authorNazareth, Sonia M
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Leanne M
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-09T01:42:32Z
dc.date.available2017-05-09T01:42:32Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1178-1653
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40271-016-0199-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/123975
dc.description.abstractBackground: Patient non-attendance and dropout remains problematic in mental health settings. The theory of planned behavior (TPB) has proven useful in understanding such challenges in a variety of healthcare settings, but the absence of an adequate measure in mental health has hampered research in this area. Objective: The aim of the current study was to develop and conduct an initial psychometric investigation of a brief measure, the Therapy Attitudes and Process Questionnaire (TAP), utilizing the TPB to understand factors associated with attendance in mental health settings. Methods: We used a quantitative survey-based design and administered the TAP to 178 adult participants who were engaged in individual or group psychotherapy. A subsample also provided data to assess validity and reliability. Results: A four-factor solution was revealed through exploratory factor analysis and accounted for approximately 75 % of the variance in scores. Factors corresponded to those predicted by the TPB. Analyses supported the reliability, validity, and internal consistency of the measure. Conclusions: Results suggest that the TAP may be a useful tool for examining patients’ attitudes and beliefs about attending psychotherapy appointments. The TAP can be used to better understand patients’ intentions, attitudes, perceptions of behavioral control, and subjective norms relating to psychotherapy attendance. This understanding may facilitate improved outcomes for patients and clinicians.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAdis International
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto14
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPatient
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.titleThe Therapy Attitudes and Process Questionnaire: A Brief Measure of Factors Related to Psychotherapy Appointment Attendance
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Springer. This is an electronic version of an article published in The Patient, Vol. 10 (2), pp. 237-250, 2016. The Patient is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorCasey, Leanne M.
gro.griffith.authorClough, Bonnie A.
gro.griffith.authorNazareth, Sonia M.


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