Assessment of Nursing and Medical Students' Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303918
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessment of Nursing and Medical Students' Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Education
Author(s):
Yehle, Karen S.; Sanders, Kimberly; Noureldin, Marwa; Plake, Kimberly S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Karen S. Yehle, PhD, MS, RN, FAHA, kyehle@purdue.edu; Kimberly Sanders, ; Marwa Noureldin, PharmD, MS; Kimberly S. Plake, PhD, RPh;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: Providing opportunities for interprofessional education for students in the health professions is supported by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. It is imperative for healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate in teams, and understand each profession's roles and responsibilities. The purpose of this project was to examine the impact of participating in an aging simulation game on nursing and medical students' attitudes toward interprofessional education.

'Methods: Nursing and medical students were paired together to play an aging simulation game, role playing older adults and navigating the healthcare system. Pre/post changes in attitudes toward interprofessional learning were measured using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS; 19 items, Likert-type). The RIPLS has 4 subscales (Teamwork and Collaboration, 9 items, ?=0.88; Negative Professional Identity, 3 items, ?=0.76; Positive Professional Identity, 4 items, ?=0.81; Roles and Responsibilities, 3 items, ?=0.43). Pre/post paired t-test analyses were performed using IBM SPSS v. 20.0.'

'Results: Thirty-six nursing and 15 medical students' attitudes toward interprofessional learning improved significantly in all 4 items of the subscale Positive Professional Identity: item 13 'Shared learning with other healthcare students will help me to communicate better with patients and other professionals' (p=0.031), item 14 'I would welcome the opportunity to work on small group projects with other healthcare students' (p=0.025), item 15 'Shared learning will help to clarify the nature of patient problems' (p=0.002), and item16 'Shared learning before licensure will help me become a better team worker' (p=0.017). In subscale Teamwork and Collaboration, item 4 approached statistical significance (p=0.055). Improvements were seen on all other items in the instrument but were not statistically significant.

'Conclusion: After collaborating together during an aging simulation game, nursing and medical students' attitudes significantly improved on 4 of 19 RIPLS items. The RIPLS provides means to assess changes in student attitudes toward interprofessional education.

Keywords:
Medical students; Nursing students; Interprofessional education
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAssessment of Nursing and Medical Students' Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Educationen
dc.contributor.authorYehle, Karen S.en
dc.contributor.authorSanders, Kimberlyen
dc.contributor.authorNoureldin, Marwaen
dc.contributor.authorPlake, Kimberly S.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsKaren S. Yehle, PhD, MS, RN, FAHA, kyehle@purdue.edu; Kimberly Sanders, ; Marwa Noureldin, PharmD, MS; Kimberly S. Plake, PhD, RPh;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303918-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Providing opportunities for interprofessional education for students in the health professions is supported by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. It is imperative for healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate in teams, and understand each profession's roles and responsibilities. The purpose of this project was to examine the impact of participating in an aging simulation game on nursing and medical students' attitudes toward interprofessional education. <p>'<b>Methods: </b> Nursing and medical students were paired together to play an aging simulation game, role playing older adults and navigating the healthcare system. Pre/post changes in attitudes toward interprofessional learning were measured using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS; 19 items, Likert-type). The RIPLS has 4 subscales (Teamwork and Collaboration, 9 items, ?=0.88; Negative Professional Identity, 3 items, ?=0.76; Positive Professional Identity, 4 items, ?=0.81; Roles and Responsibilities, 3 items, ?=0.43). Pre/post paired t-test analyses were performed using IBM SPSS v. 20.0.' <p>'<b>Results: </b> Thirty-six nursing and 15 medical students' attitudes toward interprofessional learning improved significantly in all 4 items of the subscale Positive Professional Identity: item 13 'Shared learning with other healthcare students will help me to communicate better with patients and other professionals' (p=0.031), item 14 'I would welcome the opportunity to work on small group projects with other healthcare students' (p=0.025), item 15 'Shared learning will help to clarify the nature of patient problems' (p=0.002), and item16 'Shared learning before licensure will help me become a better team worker' (p=0.017). In subscale Teamwork and Collaboration, item 4 approached statistical significance (p=0.055). Improvements were seen on all other items in the instrument but were not statistically significant. <p>'<b>Conclusion: </b> After collaborating together during an aging simulation game, nursing and medical students' attitudes significantly improved on 4 of 19 RIPLS items. The RIPLS provides means to assess changes in student attitudes toward interprofessional education.en
dc.subjectMedical studentsen
dc.subjectNursing studentsen
dc.subjectInterprofessional educationen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:51Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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