Assessment and Evaluation

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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. 

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.

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.

Interprofessional Collaboration Scale (ICS)

The self-report tool was designed to collect perceptions of interprofessional collaboration among three different groups: nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals (to include physical therapists, pharmacists,and social workers). Specifically, perceptions of communication, isolation, and accommodation are measured in a 13-item survey.  Parallel versions of the survey pair different "rater-target" dyads.  That is, nurses rate their working relationships with doctors and vice...
Kenaszchuk, C
Reeves, S.
Nicholas, D.
Zwarenstein, M.

Team Climate Inventory (TCI)

The TCI was developed to measure team climate among management teams in healthcare organizations.  Based on a theoretical model, the tool measures four facets (vision, participative safety, task orientation, and support for innovation) in a 38-item self-report questionnaire.  Aggregated to the team level, the tool's results are intended to support team building and organizational development in healthcare teams.  The development of the TCI included pilot testing of a longer instrument (61...
Anderson, N.R.
West, M.A.

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.

Assessment for Collaborative Environments (ACE-15)

The ACE-15 was designed to help faculty and administrators conduct a rapid assessment of the quality of interprofessional teamwork in clinical sites.  Results can be used as a guide for placing learners (students, residents) in positive teaching environments in which interprofessional collaboration is being modeled.  This 15-item, self-report survey is appropriate for a broad array of health professionals working in a variety of clinical sites. A validity study including 192 healthcare...
Tilden, V.P.
Eckstrom, E.
Dieckmann, N.F.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-Physician Questionnaires (ICU-NPQ)

This collection of parallel instruments was designed to assess leadership, organizational culture, communication, coordination, problem solving / conflict management, and team cohesiveness among nurses and physicians working in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). The instruments collect individual perceptions that may be aggregated to the ICU unit level; results may be used to diagnose organization and team issues for improvement. The measures were based on a theoretical model which posits that (a)...
Shortell S.M.
Rousseau D.M.
Gillies R.R.
Devers K.J.
Simons T. L.

Interdisciplinary Team Process and Performance Survey (ITPPS)

The ITPPS was designed to assess interdisciplinary team process and performance in long-term care settings, particularly those of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Specifically, the tool measures team processes (i.e., leadership, communication, coordination, and conflict management) and team outcomes (i.e., team cohesion and perceived unit effectiveness) in a 59-item self-report instrument. The results are meant to identify weaknesses in team processes that can be...
Temkin-Greener, H.
Gross, D.,
Kunitz, S.J.
Mukamel, D.

University of the West of England Entry Level Interprofessional Questionnaire (UWE-ELIQ)

The UWE-ELIQ is the first of three surveys designed to assess changes in student attitudes and perceptions over the course of their training and entry into practice.  The ELIQ survey is administered at the beginning of schooling.  The UWE Interim Professional Questionnaire (IIE) is administered during the second year of study, and the UWE Final Interprofessional Questionnaire (FIQ) is administered after qualification and again after 9 months of professional practice.  All three surveys collect...
Pollard, K.C.
Meirs, M.E.
Gilchrist, M.

Team Decision Making Questionnaire (TDMQ)

The TDMQ was designed to measure the quality of transdisciplinary teamwork throughout the team decision-making process. Specifically, the tool provides an estimate of the quality of decision-making, team support, learning, and the development of quality services within a team. In the validation study, the 19-item, self-report instrument was administered to professionals working within the clinical area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  The study reported good factor...
Batorowicz, B.
Shepherd, T. A.
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