Refinement of the IPEC Competency Self-Assessment survey: results from a multi-institutional study
Lockeman, Kelly S.; Dow, Alan W.; DiazGranados, Deborah; McNeilly, Dennis P.; Nickol, Devin; Koehn, Mary L.; Knab, Mary S. 2016. Refinement of the IPEC Competency Self-Assessment survey: results from a multi-institutional study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol. 30:no. 6:pp 726-731
Effective interprofessional practice requires interprofessional education that facilitates learners' achievement of competency in the interprofessional domains. Unfortunately, educators currently have a limited number of tools to identify the level of competency of their learners. Previous investigations by some of the authors described the initial characteristics of a tool based on the Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Building on this work, this study describes a multi-institutional, three-part study refining this tool. The series of studies further established the validity, reliability, and usability of the assessment tool. Based on the data derived from this study, we created a shorter, more easily utilised version of the tool that retains previous psychometric strengths. This article describes a tool that consists of two domains, one linked to interprofessional interaction and one linked to interprofessional values. It is believed that this assessment tool may help educators define competence in interprofessional practice and guide assessment of both programmes and learners.