IPFS: Interprofessional Facilitation Scale

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Tool

IPFS was developed to assess skills in interprofessional education facilitation to aid educators shifting from the more didactic teacher role to the more interactive facilitator-of-learning role which requires effort and skill acquisition. This scale can quantify the necessary skillset by evaluating facilitation skills and competencies.

The  Interprofessional Education (IPE) Facilitation Scale  is a 15-item tool with a 4-point scale that is used to assess interprofessional education facilitation. The tool has two subscales: IP facilitation and collaborative patient centered practice.

This instrument can be found in Table 1 in: Sargeant, J., Hill, T., and Breau, L. (2010). Development and testing of a scale to assess Interprofessional Education (IPE) Facilitation Scale. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 30(2), 126-­131. PLEASE NOTE: Only those with paid subscriptions to the Wiley Online Library may access the full text of this copyright-protected article. Contact your institutional library or the publisher for details.

Reference

Sargeant, J., Hill, T., and Breau, L. (2010). Development and testing of a scale to assess Interprofessional Education (IPE) Facilitation Scale. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 30(2), 126-­131.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those with paid subscriptions to the Wiley Online Library may access the full text of this copyright-protected article. Contact your institutional library or the publisher for details.

Tool Description

The  Interprofessional Education (IPE) Facilitation Scale  is a 15-item tool with a 4-point scale that is used to assess interprofessional education facilitation. The tool has two subscales: IP facilitation and collaborative patient centered practice (Sargeant et al., 2010)

Country Canada
Setting Health professionals working with cancer care patients in outpatient clinics
Professions

Medicine, Nursing,  Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapy, Social Work, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Health Policy Analysts, Interpreters

Sample

311 professionals from 15 health disciplines.

Subscale(s) & Psychometrics IP facilitation (7 competencies)

Cronbach’s α: Validity: Factor 1: inter-item correlations =.42 to .64

collaborative patient-centered practice (9 competencies)

Factor 2: inter-item correlations =.47 to .66

Contact

Joan.Sargeant@dal.ca

Author(s): 
Dr. Joan Sargeant
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