AHPQ: Attitudes to Health Professional Questionnaire ©

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The Attitudes to Health Professions Questionnaire (AHPQ) was developed to determine attitudes of health professionals towards other health professions.  AHPQ has been proposed to measure how these attitudes change over time and the effect of interprofessional education.

The Attitudes to Health Professional Questionnaire (AHPQ) is a 20-item tool that is used to determine attitudes of health professionals towards other health professions on both the caring and subservient scale. The tool can be used to measure the effect of interprofessional education on these attitudes. This tool uses a visual analogue scale with anchors at both ends.

PLEASE NOTE: The AHPQ tool itself is not available for download from this site.  To request a copy, please contact the authors directly (see PDF below for details).

Reference

Agarwal, G., Idenouye, P., Hilts, L., and Risdon, C. (2008). Development of a program for improving interprofessional relationships through intentional conversations in primary care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22(4), 432-435.

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Tool Description

The Attitudes to Health Professional Questionnaire (AHPQ) is a 20-item tool that is used to determine attitudes of health professionals towards other health professions on both the caring and subservient scale. The tool can be used to measure the effect of interprofessional education on these attitudes. This tool uses a visual analogue scale with anchors at both ends (Lindqvist et al., 2005).

Country UK
Setting University
Professions

Medicine, Nursing, Dietetics, Social Work, Health Adminstration, Education Assistants, Clinic Aides, Lactation Consultant and Pharmacy

Sample 64 students from 12 professional programs
Subscale(s) and Psychometrics caring See Lindqvist (2005)
subservience See Lindqvist (2005)
Contact gina.agarwal@gmail.com

 

Reference

Lindqvist, S., Duncan, A., Shepstone, L., Watts, F., and Pearce, S. (2005). Development of the 'Attitudes to Health Professional Questionnaire' (AHPQ): A measure to assess interprofessional attitudes. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 19(3), 269-79.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those with paid subscriptions to the Informa Healthcare database may access the full text of this copyright-protected article.

Tool Description

The Attitudes to Health Professional Questionnaire (AHPQ) is a 20-item tool that is used to determine attitudes of health professionals towards other health professions on both the caring and subservient scale. The tool can be used to measure the effect of interprofessional education on these attitudes. This tool uses a visual analogue scale with anchors at both ends (Lindqvist et al., 2005).

Country UK
Setting University
Professions

Stage 1:  Medicine (75), Nursing (58), Occupational Therapy (25), Physical Therapy (25) and Midwifery (7)  

Stage 2:  Medicine (40), Nursing (38), Occupational Therapy (25), Physical Therapy (25), Midwifery (7) and Pharmacy (25)

Sample

Stage 1:  190 students

Stage 2: 160 students 

Subscale(s) and Psychometrics caring Internal consistency for revised 20-item questionnaire Cronbach's α = .87
Caring: Internal consistency α = .93
subservience Subservience: Internal consistency α = .58
Contact s.lindqvist@uea.ac.uk
Author(s): 
Susanne Lindqvist
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