Enhancing drug treatment program staff's self-efficacy to support patients' HCV needs

Shiela M. Strauss, Corrine Munoz-Plaza, Mary T. Rosedale, David M. Rindskopf, Joseph Lunievicz

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To increase HCV-related support for patients in substance abuse treatment programs, we implemented an on-site staff training in 16 programs throughout the United States. It aimed to increase participants' self-efficacy in assisting patients with their HCV-related needs. Findings indicate that participants' self-efficacy increased both 1 and 3 months posttraining, resulting in providers' perceptions that they were better able to support patients regarding HCV. Implementing an engaging and interactive HCV training for social workers and other substance abuse treatment program staff has the potential to increase their HCV knowledge, self-efficacy, and the HCV-related assistance provided to patients both in the short and longer term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-269
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Hepatitis c
  • Hierarchical linear modeling
  • Qualitative research
  • Self-efficacy
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Training
  • Treatment program staff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation


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