A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN INTERPROFESSIONALISM ASSESSMENT SCALE APPLIED TO HEALTH SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Carolina Pedroza de Carvalho Garcia, Marta Silva Menezes, Carolina Villa Nova Aguiar, Marilia Menezes Gusmão, Ligia Vilas Boas, Liliane Lins

Abstract


Introduction: The search for initiatives that stimulate interprofessionalism should incorporate activities developed by educational institutions. The Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (EBMSP) runs a project, approved by the Government Program of Education for Work in Health - PET-Saúde, which promotes interprofessional practice. Objective: Evaluate the psychometric properties of the IEPS when applied to Brazilian students. Method: We conducted Exploratory Factorial Analyses and took into account the eigenvalues and the theoretical model in order to estimate the number of factors.  The Cronbach alpha coefficient was also calculated. Results: A three-dimensional factorial solution was tested. These three factors jointly explain 66.5% of variance in interprofessionalism. Three items were excluded, due to empirical weaknesses. The Cronbach alphas obtained for each dimension were 0.84, 0.70 and 0.16. Conclusion: The study attained its objective, gathering initial evidence regarding the validity of this measure in a Brazilian context.

Keywords


Interprofessional Education; Students, Health Occupations; Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17267/2317-3386bjmhh.v5i2.1285

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