Assessment and Evaluation

Advancing Assessment and Evaluation

This is your gateway to finding measurement tools that can be used to assess individual learners, groups, teams, practice environments, and organizations; and to evaluate the impact of interprofessional education programs and collaborative practice on Triple Aim Outcomes. 

Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA)

The Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA) instrument was designed to measure interprofessional professionalism (IPP), which is defined as the “Consistent demonstration of core values evidenced by professionals working together, aspiring to, and wisely applying principles of altruism and caring, excellence, ethics, respect, communication, and accountability to achieve optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities.” The IPA was created over a 9-year period through...
Frost J.S., Hammer D.P., Nunez L.M., Adams J.L., Chesluk B., Grus C. Harrison N., McGuinn K., Mortensen L., Nishimoto J.H., Palatta A., Richmond M., Ross E.J., Tegzes, J., Ruffin A.L. & Bentley J.P.

A Validity Study of the Safety Attitudes Survey

This large, national study examines the validity of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) in predicting risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality outcomes for hospital patients on general/vascular services.  The SAQ (Sexton JB, et al., 2006) is a well-known, psychometrically sound survey that has been used internationally for many years.  It contains 30 items grouped into six scales measuring (1) teamwork climate, (2) safety climate, (3) working conditions, (4) job satisfaction, (5) recognition...
Davenport, D.L., Henderson, W.G., Mosca, C.L., Khuri, S.F., Mentzer, R.M. Jr. & Participants in the Working Conditions of Surgery Residents and Quality of Care Study.

Performance Assessment Communication and Teamwork Tools Set (PACT)

The PACT Tool set was designed by faculty and staff at the University of Washington (Center for Health Sciences, Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice), as part of a Macy and Hearst Foundations grant to develop a simulation-based team training program for pre-licensure health professions students.  To develop the program, the authors chose the "Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety" (TeamSTEPPS®) model as a guiding framework.  The PACT...
Chiu, C.
Brock, D.
Abu-Rish, E.
Vorvick, L.
Wilson, S.
Hammer, D.
Schaad, D.
Blondon, K.
Zierler, B.

Uniform Data System

The Uniform Data System (UDS) is a core set of data used by government agencies to review the operation and performance of federally supported health centers. The UDS tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. The UDS is a reporting requirement for grantees of the primary care programs funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Bureau of Primary Care (BPHC...
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale (AITCS)

The AITCS is designed as a diagnostic instrument to evaluate the level of interprofessional collaboration among a variety of health care teams. Specifically, the tool measures partnership, cooperation, and coordination in a 37-item self-report instrument. The results are meant to provide insight into the strengths and weakness of interprofessional teams in a variety of settings. A validation study of 125 healthcare workers demonstrated good factor structure and high internal reliability.  A...
Orchard, C.A.
King, G.A.
Khalili, H.
Bezzina, M.B.

Surveys on Patient Safety Culture

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a suite of provider surveys addressing questions related to quality care and patient safety.  Five different version of the survey exist, and they are customized for five different clinical settings: ambulatory surgery center, community pharmacy, hospital, medical office, and nursing home.  The AHRQ provides planning resources and maintains a national database with comparative data for participating organizations.  The purpose...
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

TeamSTEPPS Team Assessment Questionnaire and Team Performance Observation Tool (TAQ-TPOT)

“Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety” (TeamSTEPPS™) is a systematic approach to training health care professionals. It was developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve the quality, safety, and the efficiency of health care. Although largely known as a curriculum, the Team STEPPS program has several assessment tools relevant for quality improvement. The TAQ self-report questionnaire and the TPOT...
Beebe, P.
Bawel-Brinkley, K.
O’Leary-Kelley, C.

Index of Interdisciplinary Collaboration (IIC)

The IIC is designed to assess social workers’ perception of the quality of collaborative exchanges in interdisciplinary team settings. The tool breaks down interdisciplinary collaboration into five sub-dimensions: interdependence, newly created professional activities, collective ownership of goals, reflection on process, and flexibility. The 42-item self-report questionnaire is meant to assess whether individuals are experiencing the positive interprofessional interactions measured in the tool...
Bronstein, L.R.

Individual Teamwork Observation and Feedback Tool (iTOFT)

The iTOFT is a work-based assessment tool of interprofessional teamwork behaviors.  It was created by a consortium of seven universities on three continents as a way to provide meaningful feedback to students and novice professionals. It was developed through a literature review of the existing teamwork assessment tools, a discussion of accreditation standards for the health professions, Delphi consultation, and field-testing with an emphasis on its feasibility and acceptability for formative...
Thistlethwaite, J.
Moran, M
Dunston, R.
Roberts, C.
Eley, D.
Bognossian, F.
Forman, D.
Bainbridge, L.
Drynan, D.
Fyfes, S.

Perception of Interprofessional Collaboration Model Questionnaire (PINCOM-Q)

The PINCOM-Q is designed to assess perceptions of interprofessional collaboration on the individual, group, and organizational levels for professionals in the domain of mental health care for children and adolescents. Specifically, the tool measures individual motivation, role expectations, personality style, and professional power; group leadership, coping, communication, and social support; and organizational culture, goal/aims, domain, and environment in a 48-item self-report questionnaire....
Odegard, A.
Strype, J.
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