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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27

Contextualization and psychometrics of interprofessional collaboration checklist in Iranian community health-care setting


1 Department of Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, Soder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of National Agency for Strategic Research in Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Medical Education; Department of Community Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
MS. Maryam Karbasi Motlagh
Department of Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_427_19

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INTRODUCTION: Assessment interprofessional collaboration (IPC), in community health-care setting usually has been neglected due to the lack of standard tools and assessors. In the present study, the IPC checklist extracted from CANMEDS collaborator toolkit for teaching and assessing the collaborator role is contextualized in Iranian community healthcare. MATERIALS AND METHODS: According to CANMEDS Toolkit, an instrument extracted for IPC assessment. Using Chavez' toolkit, face and content validity were studied through two rounds of Delphi by 12 experts of TUMS. Qualitative content validity including content validity index (CVI), and content validity ratio (CVR) were assessed following watching a standard video about IPC by them. Construct validity was studied by confirmatory factor analysis through LISREL software. To check reliability, Cronbach's alpha was calculated, and the other 12 experts completed checklists in test–retest process with a 2-week interval. RESULTS: Face and qualitative content validity were confirmed using the Delphi method. CVI and CVR were calculated as 0.61 and 0.86. In factor analysis, x2/df and RMSEA were calculated as 1.363 and 0.036; CFI, IFI, GFI, and AGFI were >0.7, and hence, the construct validity was confirmed. Cronbach's alpha was 0.953 for internal consistency. Test–retest was also calculated as 0.918 indicated to confirm reliability. CONCLUSION: CANMEDS framework as an assessment tool for evaluating IPC in community health setting is not only valid and reliable in the Iranian context but also it is easy to use for respondents resulted from the rational number of items in community.


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