The proposed session addresses the evaluation of learners utilizing survey research methodology common in interprofessional education. The collection of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors using the pre-post survey methodology may be a flawed approach to assessing the impact of interprofessional education, thereby adding to the inconsistent findings in the literature to date. Interprofessional education has yet to be widely adopted by health professions educators and health systems, as the current findings do not support its effectiveness.
This session will postulate on why the historical data on the efficacy of interprofessional education is inconclusive, followed by a review of survey design methodologies pertinent to the study of interprofessional education. In addition this session will present the pros and cons of survey research in interprofessional education and introduce the impact of overestimation, response shift bias and social desirability response bias on research findings.
While the proposed session centers on selecting the appropriate survey research methodology to assess beliefs, attitudes and behavioral following interprofessional education, it is critical to understanding how educational offerings and systems in practice and community settings impact better care and better value for participants in those systems.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
- Physicians: This activity will be designated for CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM through ACCME.
- Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
- Nurses: This activity will be designated for CNE nursing contact hours through ANCC.
- Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity will be designated for CPE contact hours (CEUs) through ACPE.
- Social Workers: This activity will be designated for social work continuing education credits through ASWB.
- All health professionals: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.