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The Nebraska interprofessional education attitudes scale: A new instrument for assessing the attitudes of health professions students
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, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, United States ; , , University of Nebraska College of Public Health, United States ; , Emory University School of Medicine, United States ; , University of Nebraska College of Nursing, United States ; , University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, United States ; , University of Nebraska College of Allied Health Professions, United States ; , University of Nebraska College of Medicine, United States

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice Volume 4, Number 1, ISSN 2405-4526 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Interprofessional education (IPE) for health professions students can facilitate collaboration. Previous instruments to measure student attitudes about IPE were reported to lack psychometric and validity evidence.The Nebraska Interprofessional Education Attitude Scale (NIPEAS) was developed to measure the attitudes of pre-clinical learners to practicing health professionals. The 19 item questionnaire was administered in 2012 to 370 students, in 2013 to 280 faculty, and in 2015 to 353 students.An exploratory factor analysis found that NIPEAS items loaded onto four factors: “Team approach to health care,” “Receptivity to teammates,” “Self-efficacy as a team member” and “Ethics in health care.” Confirmatory factor analysis suggested that the four-factor model for NIPEAS provided an adequate fit to the data.The attitude scales in NIPEAS were derived from the IPEC competencies. NIPEAS appears to be useful for measuring attitudes about interprofessional collaboration of pre-service health professions students and health care providers.

Citation

Beck Dallaghan, G.L., Lyden, E., Meza, J., Stoddard, H., Bevil, C., Collier, D., Winnicki, M. & Nickol, D. (2016). The Nebraska interprofessional education attitudes scale: A new instrument for assessing the attitudes of health professions students. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 4(1), 33-39. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 19, 2021 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2016.05.001

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