Insturments For Measurement

This section discusses the following scales for measurment

›ISVS Instrument

›AITCS Instrument

 

ISVS - Interprofessional Socialization & Valuing Scale

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Description :

The ISVS is a 32-item self-report measure based on  beliefs, behaviours, and attitudes needed by individuals to work within interprofessional health teams in education or practice settings.  It is designed to measure the degree to which individuals have the affinity to work together in groups.
The instrument is comprised of  32-items within three sub-scales: self-perceived ability to work with others (11-items); value in working with others (14-items), and comfort in working with others (9-items).  Each item is rated using a 7-point Likert Scale (7 = to a very great extent; 6 = to a great extent; 5 = to a fairly great extent; 4 = to a moderate extent; 3 = to a small extent; 2 = to a very small extent; 1 = not at all).

Administration:

1. Paper and pencil
2. 10 to 15 minutes for entire scale
3. 32-items for entire scale
4. 7-point Likert scale (a very great extent to not at all

 

Reliability :

Reliability of the instrument was established using Cronbach’s a which ranged from 0.79 to 0.89 for the three scales, indicating moderate to excellent reliability.  The coefficient alpha for the scale as a whole was 0.90.

Validity

Construct validity was established using principal components analysis with a varimax rotation.  The results of the PCA revealed a three-factor solution.  This analysis accounted for 48.7% of the variance.  The resulting scales were labelled: Self-perceived ability to work with others (34.7% of variance), value in working with others (8.1% of variance), and comfort in working with others (6.0% of variance).  As a result of the factor analysis 10 items were dropped from the original scale.

  1. King, G. Shaw, L,, Orchard, C.A., & Miller, S. (2010). The interprofessional socialization and valuing scale: a tool for evaluation the shift toward collaborative care approaches in health care settings.  WORK, 35, 77-85. DOI: 10.3233/WOR=2010-0959.

 

 

AITCS - Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale

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Description :

The AITCS is a diagnostic instrument to assist health care teams in practice to determine how well they are collaborating in their teamwork.  The instrument is suggested to be used in conjunction with a change intervention within a healthcare setting to assist in determining the impact of the change on the working relationships of those who comprise the patient/client centred team. The instrument was developed based on concept analyses of the concept ‘collaboration’.
The instrument is comprised of 37-items within three sub-scales: partnership/shared decision-making (19 items), cooperation (11 items) and coordination (7 items).  Each item is rated using a 5-point Likert Scale (5 = always; 4 = most of the time; 3 = some of the time; 2 = occasionally, and 1 = never).


Administration:

1. Paper and Pencil
2. 10 to 15 minutes for entire scale
3. 37 questions for entire scale
4. 5-point Likert scale (always to never)

 

Reliability :

The Cronbach liability estimates for the ATICS are excellent (.98).  Item total correlations are high ranging from 0.80 to 0.97.  Reliability estimates are similar across various healthcare teams.  This suggests that health providers in different types of settings are interpreting the items on the AITCS in a consistent manner.

Validity

Construct validity has been established through exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The results of the  PCA revealed a 3-factor solution with eigenvalues exceeding 1, explaining 58% of the variance.  The screeplot revealed a clear break after the third component.  The number of items were reduced using a cut-off point of 0.5 with a minimum difference among components of 0.1 for the factor loadings.  Two further CFAs were carried out resulting in the deletion of eight cross-loaded items.  This resulted in the retention of 37 items within three factors labeled coordination, partnership (shared decision-making) and cooperation and a total variance accounting for 61.02%.  Further psychometric testing will be undertaken to refine the instrument

 

TEAMc :

TEAMc is a set of workshops to help teams develop their teamworking skills that are measured using the AITCS.

to learn more about this workshop seires , visit : www.teamc.ca

 

  1. Orchard, C.A., King, G.A., Khalili, H., & Bezzina M.B. (2012).  Assessment of interprofessional team collaboration scale (AITCS): development and testing of the instrument.  Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 32(1), 58-67. DOI: 10.1002/chp.21123.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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