ITPS: Interdisciplinary Team Performance Scale

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Tool

The Interdisciplinary Team Process Scale (ITPS) was developed to assess interdisciplinary team performance in long-term care settings and to measure performance in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

This is a 59-item tool with a 5-point scale that is used to assess interdisciplinary team performance in health care settings. The tool has 6 subscales: leadership, communication, coordination, conflict management, team cohesion, and perceived unit effectiveness.

 

The ITPS instrument is available as Appendix 1 in: Temkin‐Greener, H., Gross, D., Kunitz, S. J., and Mukamel, D. (2004). Measuring interdisciplinary team performance in a long‐term care setting. Medical Care, 42(5), 472‐481. PLEASE NOTE: Only those with paid subscriptions to the Wolters Kluwer Health database may access the full text of this copyright-protected article. Contact your institutional library or the publisher for details.

Reference

Brajtman, S., Hall, P., Weaver, L., Higuchi, K., Allard, A., and Mullins, D. (2008). An interprofessional educational intervention on delirium for health care teams: Providing opportunities to enhance collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22(6), 658­‐660.

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

Tool Description

Same as Temkin-Greener et al. (2004).

Country Canada
Setting Non-acute hospital
Professions

Medicine (3), Nursing (3), Dietetics (1), Pharmacy (1), Pastoral Counseling (1) and Volunteer (1)

Sample

10 members of IP palliative care team

Subscale(s) & Psychometrics leadership

Reliability and face content and construct validity as reported by Temkin-­‐Greener et al 2004.

communication

Reliability and face content and construct validity as reported by Temkin-­‐Greener et al 2004.

coordination

Reliability and face content and construct validity as reported by Temkin-­‐Greener et al 2004.

conflict management

Reliability and face content and construct validity as reported by Temkin-­‐Greener et al 2004.

team cohesion

Reliability and face content and construct validity as reported by Temkin-­‐Greener et al 2004.

perceived unit effectiveness

Reliability and face content and construct validity as reported by Temkin-­‐Greener et al 2004.

Contact

brajtman@uottawa.ca

 

Reference Forchuk, C., and Vingilis, E., (2008). Creating interprofessional collaborative teams for comprehensive mental health services – Final report. London, Ontario: University of Western Ontario, Health Canada IECPCP Initiative.
Tool Description

This is a 49-item tool with a 5-point scale that is used to assess interdisciplinary team performance in health care settings. The tool has 4 subscales: leadership, communication, organization, and conflict management (Forchuk and Vingilis, 2008).

Country Canada
Setting University and practice settings
Professions

Undergraduate students, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Social Work and Psychology

Sample

363 students

Subscale(s) & Psychometrics leadership

none reported

organization

none reported

communication

none reported

conflict management

none reported

Contact

cforchuk@uwo.ca

 

Reference

Temkin‐Greener, H., Gross, D., Kunitz, S. J., and Mukamel, D. (2004). Measuring interdisciplinary team performance in a long‐term care setting. Medical Care, 42(5), 472‐481.

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

Tool Description

This is a 59-item tool with a 5-point scale that is used to assess interdisciplinary team performance in health care settings. The tool has 6 subscales: leadership, communication, coordination, conflict management, team cohesion, and perceived unit effectiveness (Temkin-Greener et al., 2004).

Country United States
Setting Long term care
Professions

Medicine, Nursing, Dietetics, Therapy, Paraprofessionals

Sample

1220 team members from 12 disciplines

Subscale(s) & Psychometrics leadership

see below

communication

see below

coordination

see below

conflict management

see below

team cohesion

see below

perceived unit effectiveness

see below

For all subscales:
Paraprofessionals : Cronbach’s α =.73 - .87,
Professionals :Cronbach’s α =.78 - .91,
Team effectiveness α =.89,
Coordination and conflict management α=.76
Face & Content validity: reviewed by an expert panel.
Construct validity: Correlations:
Leadership, communication, coordination, and conflict management subscales are positive and significant (p<0.001) predictors of team cohesion and team effectiveness.

Contact

Helena_Greener@urmc.rochester.edu

Author(s): 
Dr. Helena Temkin-Greener
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