Evidence of validity for the Norwegian version of the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey (ICCAS)
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Original versionLunde L, Baerheim A, Johannessen A, Aase I, Almendingen KA, Andersen IA, Bengtsson R, Brenna SJ, Hauksdottir N, Steinsbekk A, Rosvold EO. Evidence of validity for the Norwegian version of the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey (ICCAS). Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2020 https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2020.1791806
This was a validation study of the Norwegian version of The Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS). ICCAS consists of 20 retrospective pre- and post-questions, where respondents rate their agreement with regard to self-assessed competencies after participating in interprofessional education courses. It has been validated across various settings. The questionnaire was translated using the back-translation technique. We investigated evidence of validity regarding content, response process, and internal structure. Data were obtained from health and social care students (n = 1440, response rate 42.8%) participating in 12 different interprofessional courses in seven education institutions in Norway using a cross-sectional design. Exploratory factor analysis indicated one retracted factor for pre- scores and one retracted factor for post-scores. High McDonald’s omega values indicated good internal consistency. Item deletion did not improve the scale’s overall consistency on pre- or post-scores. We observed higher mean post-scores than pre-scores with moderate-to-large effect sizes, indicating a positive change in self-assessed interprofessional capabilities after training. Our findings indicate that the Norwegian version of ICCAS is a valid tool that may be implemented across a wide range of interprofessional education courses. Finally, our findings support earlier recommendations that ICCAS should be analyzed at an overall level to address change in interprofessional capabilities.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
SeriesJournal of Interprofessional Care;
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
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