Korean Med Educ Rev.  2019 Oct;21(3):155-161. 10.17496/kmer.2019.21.3.155.

Validity of the Self-efficacy for Interprofessional Experimental Learning Scale in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medical Education and Medical Humanities, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Medical Education, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. erdoc74@gmail.com
  • 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Wonju, Korea.
  • 4Department of Medical Education, Gachon University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. ghpark@gachon.ac.kr
  • 5Department of Medical Education, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract

Interprofessional education (IPE) can promote high-quality patient care and good medical outcomes through teamwork among health professionals. However, there are no valid measurements to prove the effectiveness of IPE in Korea. This study aimed to develop and test a Korean version of the Self-efficacy for Interprofessional Experimental Learning Scale (SEIEL). The original SEIEL was translated into Korean by two experienced medical professors, and 368 questionnaires were collected from medical and nursing students (third and fourth year). To analyze the validity of the Korean version of the SEIEL, an exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. Cronbach's α was used to evaluate reliability. Results from the exploratory factor analysis identified two functions: "interprofessional collaboration" and "interprofessional team evaluation." A significant cross-correlation was found between the two functions (r=0.690, p<0.001), with a Cronbach's α value of 0.932. The reliability and validity of the Korean version of the SEIEL was identified in this study. This tool can be helpful in measuring the effectiveness of IPE in Korea.

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Interprofessional education; Medical students; Nursing students; Self-efficacy
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