Turkish adaptation of the interprofessional attitude scale (IPAS)


BAŞER KOLCU M. İ. , KARABİLGİN ÖZTÜRKÇÜ Ö. S. , KOLCU G.

JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13561820.2021.1971636
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE
  • Keywords: Interprofessional education, IPAS-Turkish, validity, reliability, transcultural translation, LEARNING SCALE, READINESS, STUDENTS, RIPLS, VALIDATION, VALIDITY

Abstract

The Interprofessional Attitude Scale (IPAS) was developed to measure the core competencies for interprofessional education and collaborative practice, which thepresent study aims to evaluate for adaptation into Turkish. The study was conducted with 254 students from four different faculties related to health sciences. The guideline by Sosua and Rojannasrirat (2011) was followed. Content validity analysis, descriptive analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and correlation analysis were performed. Reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha. Descriptive analysis revealed that the majority of the participants agreed with the items (mean scale score was 160.99 +/- 15.99). The Item and Scales content validity indices were 0.85-1.00 and 0.93 respectively. In the construct validity analysis, the scale was divided into five sub-dimensions at an acceptable level. The reliability coefficient was calculated as 0.87. In the analysis of scale items variance component percentages estimated for person, for items, and for person x item were 14.1%, 29%, and 56.9%, respectively. In conclusion, IPAS-TR is a valid and reliable tool that can be used to measure interprofessional attitudes.