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. 

Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey (ICCAS)

The ICCAS was designed to assess the change in interprofessional collaboration-related competencies in healthcare students and practicing clinicians before and after IPE training interventions. Specifically, this 20-item, self-report tool measures participants' skills in communication, collaboration, roles and responsibilities, collaborative patient-family-centered approach, conflict management/resolution, and team functioning.  Using a retrospective pre-post approach, participants...
Archibald, D.
Trumpower, D.
MacDonald, C. J.

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.

Interprofessional Attitudes Scale (IPAS)

This tool was designed to capture healthcare students' self-reported attitudes and beliefs about interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice.  Items were based on an existing tool (the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning, or RIPLS), and the four domains of the 2011 IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Specifically, the 27-item tool measures individual students' agreement with statements regarding teamwork roles and...
Norris, J.
Carpenter, M. J. G.
Eaton, M. J.
Guo, J. W.
Lassche, M. M.
Pett, M. A.
Blumenthal, D. K.

Team Development Measure (TDM)

This self-report tool was designed to assess the degree to which a team has achieved aspects of effective teamwork within inpatient and ambulatory health care settings.  Specifically, the tool measures team members' perceptions of cohesion, communication, roles and goals, and team primacy in a 31-item instrument.  In a validation study, 1,194 self-identified team members (e.g., physicians, nurses, receptionists, administrators, and ancillary therapists) from 120 healthcare teams provided...
Stock, R.
Mahoney, E.
Carney, P. A.

Safety Organizing Scale (SOS)

The tool was designed to capture self-reported team behaviors that underlie a safety culture within hospital-based nursing units. Specifically, this 9-item tool measures individual nurses' perceptions of how their nursing unit works in terms of: (1) preoccupation with failure, (2) reluctance to simplify interpretations, (3) sensitivity to operations, (4) commitment to resilience, and (5) deference to expertise.  Results, aggregated to the unit level, can be used to potentially improve...
Vogus, T. J.
Sutcliffe, K. M.

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.

Team Evaluation and Assessment Measure (TEAM)

This tool was designed to collect individuals' perceptions of multidisciplinary teamwork (MDT) performance in cancer care teams during meetings. Specifically, perceptions of the team, infrastructure for team meetings, meeting organization and administration, patient-centered clinical decision making, and clinical governance are measured in a 47-item self-report survey. The content is based on recommendations from a large-scale survey about effectiveness in MDT in the UK.  A validation...
Taylor, C.
Brown, K
Lamb, B.
Harris, J
Sevdalis, N
Green, J.S.A.
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