AITCS: Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale

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Submitted by Susan Connors on Feb 12, 2014 - 3:52pm CST

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The Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale (AITCS) is a 37 item inventory with 4 subscales:  partnership, cooperation, coordination, and shared decision making.  Authors concluded it was a valid and reliable instrument. They  found it to load on 3 factors explaining 61.02% of the variance.  Internal consistency reliability for each subscale ranged from 0.80 to 0.97, with an overall reliability of 0.98. They reported the AITCS to be valuable for measuring collaboration within teams and when patients are included as team members and recommended further application to confirm the properties of the instrument. [Summarized from the journal article:  Orchard, C.A., Khalili, H., & Bezzina, M.B. (2012). Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale (AITCS): Development and testing of the instrument. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 32(1), 58-67.]

Author(s): 
Carole A. Orchard, BSN, MEd, EdD
Gillian A. King, BA, MA, PhD
Hosseing Khalili, BscN, MScN, PhD(C)
Mary Beth Bezzina, BScOT, MSc
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