Study Overview :

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The main purpose of this explanatory study is to test a researcher-developed model (Figure 1) assessing the impact of an interprofessional education (IPE) intervention on dual professional and interprofessional identity development among cross-disciplinary health program students.  To do so, a mixed method approach will be used.  Quantitative research methods will include a single-group quasi-experimental design with time series measures and the structured qualitative research methods consist of reflective journaling and group discussion/dialogue.  One hundred pre-licensure health program students from six different health professions at the University of Western Ontario will be recruited.

           The intervention is comprised of two components: an introductory workshop and a final workshop.  All participants will complete a demographic information and a set of three instruments: the Individualism-Collectivism Scale; the Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing Scale (ISVS); and the Dual Identity Scale two times during the study.   These instruments will be administered at the time of enrolment (pre-test) and after the final workshop (post-test).  Further, the Dual Identity Scale will be administered after the introductory workshop.

           Testing of the model will be carried out using Latent Growth Curve (LGC) modeling to assess the growth and change patterns of students’ dual identity development across the study. LGC modeling will further test the level that personal factors (IPE beliefs and behaviors, IPE past experience, and individualistic vs collectivistic orientation) affect individual variations in changes of participants’ towards development of a dual identity.  The qualitative data will be analyzed for text associated with the study components to support the researcher-developed model.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fig 1-Dual Professional and Interprofessional Identity model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inerprofessional Education Initiatives: Working together across disciplines