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The role perception questionnaire (RPQ): a tool for assessing undergraduate students’ perceptions of the role of other professions

Mackay, S 2004, 'The role perception questionnaire (RPQ): a tool for assessing undergraduate students’ perceptions of the role of other professions' , Journal of Interprofessional Care, 18 (3) , pp. 289-302.

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Abstract

A systematic review of interprofessional education (Freeth et al., 2002) revealed that there were many weaknesses in the current body of knowledge of interprofessional education outcomes. One reason for this was the lack of good quality study designs for evaluating the outcomes of interprofessional education. This paper discusses the range of tools that were found in the literature and describes the production and validation of two questionnaires that can be used as part of an interprofessional evaluation strategy. Firstly, a Generic Role Perception Questionnaire which can be used for measuring the perception of the role of a range of professions and a Nursing Role Perception Questionnaire used specifically for measuring the perception of the role of a nurse. Repertory grid technique was selected to elicit constructs from a multiprofessional group of final year undergraduate students. This pool was then used to develop the two questionnaires. Factor analysis, internal consistency and test re-test measures are used along with evidence of validity. The questionnaires were found to have acceptable validity and reliability and could be used as part of an IPE evaluation strategy to measure changes in professional role perception in an undergraduate population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allied health, education - social sciences, interprofessional education, evaluation, role perception, questionnaire, validity, reliability
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 13561820
Depositing User: SJ Mackay
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 14:18
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:57
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1998

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