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.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Depositing User:||SJ Mackay|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2009 14:18|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2012 14:57|
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