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Amini B, Bigdeli S, Shirazi M, Mirshahvalad S M. Validity and Reliability of the “Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS)” in Iranian Context. payavard. 2016; 10 (1) :51-58
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5961-en.html

1- General Practitioner, Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Medical Education Department, School of Medicine, Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Educational Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- General Practitioner, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mmirshahavalad@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (2559 Views)

Background and Aim: InterProfessional Education (IPE) and collaboration is an inseparable part of professional team work to render efficient patient care. In addition, the readiness of medical students to take part in InterProfessional (IP) activities and considering IPE in undergraduate medical curriculum positively affects the IPE. This descriptive cross-sectional study aims to adapt the RIPLS for these contexts.

Materials and Methods: Permission to translate the questionnaire was secured from its developers (Parsell and Bligh). The questionnaire was translated to Persian and its face and content validity was confirmed by an expert panel (N=10). The adapted version was distributed among a random group of senior medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (N=40). Finally, Test- retest was performed and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was applied to assess reliability and internal consistency of the instrument. The Cronbach’s alpha’s cut-off point was 0.7 in this study.

Results: Experts confirmed face and content validity of the questionnaire, and it was internally consistent. The Cronbach’s alpha was 0.92. The intra-class correlation (ICC) was above 0.7 in each subscale.

Conclusion: This study indicates that Farsi version of RIPLS questionnaire is valid and reliable and it can be used to assess interprofessional readiness in Iranian contexts.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2016/06/19 | Accepted: 2016/06/19 | Published: 2016/06/19

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