CPAT: Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool

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Resource Type: 
Tool

CPAT was developed to assess levels of collaboration intended to assist clinical teams in identifying strengths and weaknesses in their collaborative practice thereby providing opportunities for focused educational interventions.

The Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool (CPAT) is a 57-item tool with a 7-point scale that assesses  collaborative practice. The tool has 8 subscales: mission, meaningful purpose and goals, general relationships, team leadership, general role, responsibilities and autonomy, communication and information exchange, community linkages and coordination of care, decision‐making and conflict management and patient involvement. 

The CPAT tool is available here.

For additional information about the CPAT tool, please vist the Queen's University CPAT website.

Reference

Schroder, C., Medves, J., Paterson, M., Byrnes, V., Chapman, C., O’Riordan, A., Pichora, D., and Kelly, C. (2011). Development and pilot testing of the collaborative practice assessment tool. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25(3), 189-195.

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Tool Description

The Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool (CPAT) is a 57-item tool with a 7-point scale that assesses  collaborative practice. The tool has 8 subscales: mission, meaningful purpose and goals, general relationships, team leadership, general role, responsibilities and autonomy, communication and information exchange, community linkages and coordination of care, decision‐making and conflict management and patient involvement (Schrodeer et al., 2011). 

Country Canada
Setting Practice teams
Professions

Health Administration, Medicine, Nursing, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Spiritual Care and Volunteer

Sample

111 practice teams in Canada.

Subscale(s) & Psychometrics mission, meaningful purpose, goals

Cronbach’s α : Mission, Meaningful purpose, Goals = .88

general relationships

General relationships = .89

team leadership

Team leadership = .80

general role responsibilities and autonomy

General role responsibilities and autonomy; = .81

communication and information exchange

Communication & information exchange = .84

community linkages and coordination of care

Community linkages & coordination of care = .76

decision‐making and conflict management

Decision-making & conflict management .67

patient involvement

Patient involvement= .87

Contact

ao3@queensu.ca

Author(s): 
Dr. Corinne Schroder
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