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. 

Communication and Teamwork Skills (CATS) Assessment

The CATS was designed to measure communication and team skills of health care providers in an onsite (in situ) tool. Specifically, the tool measures situational awareness, coordination, communication, and cooperation.  Observers rate 21 behaviors based on crisis resource management behavioral-based markers.  A preliminary study observed healthcare workers in gastric bypass surgery, interdisciplinary rounds, and cesarean sections.  The results are meant to provide rapid cycle feedback from a...
Frankel, A.
Gardner, R.
Maynard, L.
Kelly, A.

Communication Assessment Tool- Team (CAT-T)

The CAT-T is a patient satisfaction survey focused on the quality of communication received from a medical team during a visit to the emergency department.  "Communication" refers to the interactions between members of the health care team and the patient (not interactions among health care team members).  "Communication skills" was considered a single unitary construct undelying all of the items.  The CAT-T represents a replication of a previously studied instrument, "...
Mercer, L.M.
Tanabe, P.
Pang, P.S.
Gisondi, M.A.
Courtney, D.M.
Engel, K.G.
Donlan, S.M.
Adams, J.G.
Makoul, G

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.

Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR)

The ICAR is a competency-based assessment rubric designed for health and social care students and providers.  Specifically, the tool measures communication, collaboration, roles and responsibilities, a collaborative patient-family-centered approach to care, conflict management/resolution, and team functioning.  Observers rate individuals on 31 IPCP competency statements.  As a formative assessment, ICAR provides learners with constructive feedback on competency areas for further development.  ...
Curran, V.
Hollett, A.
Casimiro, L.M.
Mccarthy, P.
Banfield, V.
Hall, P.
Lackie, K.
Oandasan, I.
Simmons, B.
Wagner, S.

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.

Metric for the Observation of Decision-Making (MODe)

This tool was designed to assess collaborative processes taking place within multidisciplinary team (MDT) case conferences, as members discuss the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.  Team members include surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and clinical nurse specialists.  Specifically, the MODe measures how thoroughly patient information is presented; how effectively the chair runs the meeting; and the extent to which the various specialists contribute productively to...
Lamb, B.W.
Wong, H.W.L.
Vincent, C.
Green, J.S.A.
Sevdalis, N.

Modified Oxford NOTECHS Assessment (Oxford NOTECHS II)

This tool was designed to evaluate the non-technical skills of operating theatre teams as they perform surgery. Specifically, the Oxford NOTECHS II measures leadership and management, teamwork and cooperation, problem-solving and decision-making, and situational awareness.  Two observers (one clinical, one human factors) rate the degree to which surgical teams maintain patient safety and effective teamwork behaviors in 14 items. The results are meant to be combined with a technical performance...
Robertson, E.R.
Hadi, M.
Morgan, L.J.
Pickering, S.P
Collins, G.
New, S.
Griffin, D.
McCulloch, P.
Catchpole, K.C.

Multidisciplinary Team- Observational Assessment Rating Scale (MDT-OARS)

This observational assessment tool was designed for cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings. Specifically, it contains items related to 15 criteria associated with the team, infrastructure for meetings, meeting organization and logistics, and clinical decision making. The content is based on recommendations from a large-scale survey about effectiveness in MDT in the UK.  A pilot validation study conducted on 10 bowel cancer teams reported good inter-rater reliability (0.68 and above) for...
Taylor, C.
Atkins, L.
Richardson, A.
Tarrant, R.
Ramirez, A.

Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS)

This observational tool was designed to assess the non-technical skills of surgical teams in real time in the operating theatre.  It was based on the patient safety literature which found that lack of interpersonal skills (e.g., communication, teamwork, leadership) and cognitive skills (e.g., decision making, situational awareness, mental readiness) contributed to adverse patient complications and errors.  Trained raters use the one-page form to observe and score three subteams separately (...
Hull, L.
Arora, S.
Kassab, E.
Kneebone, R.
Sevdalis, N.

Patient's Insights and Views Observing Teams Questionnaire (PIVOT)

The PIVOT is a 16-item, self-report survey that asks patients to evaluate team behaviors (e.g., interactions, communications, coordination), as experienced in a recent visit to an emergency department.   Items were developed through a line of research that included exploratory interviews with patients and caregivers to identify areas for item development, a web-based survey of health care providers and patient advocates to structure the survey, and cognitive interviewing with patients and...
Henry, B.W.
Rooney, D.M.
Eller, S.
Vozenilek, J.A
McCarthy, D.M.
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