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:: Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2018) ::
Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2018, 6(1): 12-19 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of the Validity and Reliability of Attitude Towards Inter-Professional Education (IPE) in Health Care
Zohera Sohrabi , Arezoo Saeed , Leili Salehi *
Abstract:   (6345 Views)

Background and Objective: Despite the acceptance of Inter-professional education (IPE) as an approach to improve the participation process among members of the health department, few studies have used valid and reliable tools to evaluate the attitude. This study aimed to provide a valid and reliable tool for investigating the attitude towards interprofessional education in health care.
Methods: This study was conducted to evaluate the attitude towards IPE of 90 faculty members of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2015. Initial instrument- compromised 15 items, Likert type- was adopted from previous studies. Impact item score, content validity and content validity index were assessed by 10 participants and 10 experts respectively; construct validity was evaluated by using exploratory factor analysis. Reliability of the scale was evaluated by internal consistency calculation and with the test-retest.
Results: According to the impact item score of above 1.5, the index of content validity of 0.62 and the content validity index of 0.7, 12 questions were preserved. Based on exploratory factor analysis, 12 items were kept in scale. Considering an eigenvalue above 1, two factors were extracted. This instrument was able to predict 52% of the change that occurred in the total scale.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicated the strength of the factor structure and reliability of an instrument for measuring students’ attitudes towards IPE scale in health care. The results of study can assess attitude towards IPE in universities and other educational institutes.

Keywords: Validity, Reliability, Psychometric, Attitude, Inter-Professional Education.
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2016/02/22 | Accepted: 2017/09/16
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Sohrabi Z, Saeed A, Salehi L. Investigation of the Validity and Reliability of Attitude Towards Inter-Professional Education (IPE) in Health Care. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2018; 6 (1) :12-19
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