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Proposed collection; comment request; Web-Based Skills Training for SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment)

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c) (2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Proposed Collection

Title: Web-based Skills Training for SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment).

Type of Information Collection Request: New.

Need and Use of Information Collection: The project aims to increase the provision of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use in primary care by developing an engaging, interactive case-based training program that will be delivered over the Internet, providing convenient access to screening and brief intervention skills training and resources for busy PCPs. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of this training on provider behavior and/or patient outcome and the program's utility as a training tool in a real-world medical setting. The training is named SBIRT-PC. Study participants will be randomly assigned to complete SBIRT-PC or a control training, consisting of online reading materials. Effectiveness will be evaluated in terms of differential SBIRT-related knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, self-reported clinical practices, skills as measured by virtual standardized patient evaluations (VSPE) and a telephone-based standardized patient (SP) interaction. Participants in each condition will also complete a training satisfaction questionnaire.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profit.

Type of Respondents: Primary Care Providers.

The annual reporting burden is as follows:

Type of respondentsEstimated number of respondentsEstimated number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per set of responsesEstimated total annual burden hours requested
Primary Care Providers9412.0188

There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Quandra Scudder, Project Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA, NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892-9557, or call non-toll-free number (301) 594-0394 or E-mail your request, including your address to

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: May 18, 2011.

Mary Affeldt,

Executive Officer, (OM Director) NIDA.

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[FR Doc. 2011-12726 Filed 5-23-11; 8:45 am]