The Initial Evaluation of a Scale for Measuring Interprofessional Perspective Taking

39 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2022

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Efrem Violato

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation

Okan Bulut

University of Alberta

Sharla King

University of Alberta - Department of Educational Psychology

Date Written: August 22, 2022

Abstract

This paper develops a new scale for measuring perspective-taking in interprofessional settings and evaluates the validity of the new scale. Perspective-taking is beginning to be acknowledged as an important aspect of being a good interprofessional collaborator. With the transition from assessing interprofessional competencies at the team level to assessing interprofessional competencies at the individual level, it is necessary to be able to identify if perspective-taking is associated with interprofessional competency development and if it is possible to identify those that will be successful or struggle with interprofessional competency. A concise scale for participants to complete easily was developed and examined for validity through five stages. The results of our initial evaluation suggest that further refinement of the scale is necessary for measuring the complex construct of perspective-taking in interprofessional settings. The authors encourage broad evaluation of the revised version by other researchers.

Note:
Funding Information: None.

Conflict of Interests: None.

Ethical Approval: Ethics approval was granted by the Research Ethics Office at the University of Alberta.

Keywords: Interprofessional, Perspective Taking, Psychometrics, Health Professions, Students

Suggested Citation

Violato, Efrem and Bulut, Okan and King, Sharla, The Initial Evaluation of a Scale for Measuring Interprofessional Perspective Taking (August 22, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4197308 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4197308

Efrem Violato (Contact Author)

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation ( email )

Okan Bulut

University of Alberta ( email )

Sharla King

University of Alberta - Department of Educational Psychology ( email )

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