Content Validation: Interprofessional Team

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The following chapter describes the findings of the study. The chapter includes Phase I and Phase II activities. Phase I activities contain the findings from the Content Validation process including survey response and the initial item reduction. Phase II contains findings from the Construct Validation process including principal component analysis and final description of the factors of the new scale.
The aim of the study was to develop a new tool that would be able to measure the readiness of practitioners entering and participating in an interprofessional team effectively. The initial objective was to determine if an instrument, the new Readiness to Collaborate Scale, could in fact measure interprofessional team readiness and; secondly,
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Overall, thirteen practitioners were invited to complete the survey, of which, ten responded, resulting in a response rate of 77%. However, only nine completed the survey and these included nine participants who work with women of low obstetrical risk and, have full scope of low-risk obstetrical care, including prenatal, intrapartum and post-partum care within their professional license and have in various degrees, worked on teams that delivered prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. These nine participants were further broken down into: one Obstetrician, three Family Physicians/General Practitioners, two Nurses and three…show more content…
Each expert respondent was given the newly developed descriptions of interprofessional collaboration, communication and trust (Appendix 1). Each respondent then rated the readiness questions against a 5-point Likert scale whereby 1 was ‘strongly disagree’ and 5 was ‘strongly agree’. Respondents rated each question to how well it linked to the descriptions of the constructs provided. Initially the questions fell into three main categories: Readiness for Interprofessional Collaboration, Communication and Trust. The questions were a combination of previously validated and originally drafted questions. Some questions were exact wording from existing validated tools, some were adaptations and some were originally developed questions. Appendix 1 shows the original questions, the adapted questions and those that were used in their exact

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