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RME 2015, 7(2): 21-28 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of Validity and Reliability of Attitudes to Health Professionals Questionnaire (AHPQ) in Iran
M Najafi, N Kohan, M Najafi, H Mohammadzadeh Esmaily, M Shirazi *
Educational Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Mandana.shirazi@ki.se
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  Introduction: Collaboration among care team in order to improving the quality of patient care is necessary in this regards and by considering the importance of health care team members' attitudes in this relationship and need for assessing tools that are used in studies. This study has been performed to assess the validity and reliability of Attitudes to Health Professionals Questionnaire (AHPQ) for the first time in Iran.

  Methods: In a cross - sectional study the validity and reliability of AHPQ was assessed. Firs Permission was obtained from the author. Then the instrument was translated into Persian and was sent to 10 medical education experts. The questionnaire was translated back from Persian into English by two translators and did not impair the original questionnaire. To evaluate the reliability, two methods of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) and test – retest via intra-class correlation coefficient (Intra-class correlation coefficient = ICC) and Pearson’s correlation coefficient were used. To assess the quantity of content validity, the content validity rate (CVR) and content validity index (CVI) were determined.

  Results : All of 20 items had CVR points higher than 0.62 based on Table of lawshe. Comparing CVI shows 17 items with an CVI of higher than 0.78 other 3 items with low CVI rechecked. Questions internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha =94.1%) revealed that all the questions are highly correlated. Test - retest reliability via correlation coefficient ICC was 96.6% and r = 0.875 at the level of p <.005 was significant.

  Conclusion: The results showed that Persian version of the tool is valid and reliable and appropriate for assessing the skills of interprofessional attitude.


Keywords: Questionnaire, Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Health Team, Reliability, Validity
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Najafi M, Kohan N, Najafi M, Mohammadzadeh Esmaily H, Shirazi M. Assessment of Validity and Reliability of Attitudes to Health Professionals Questionnaire (AHPQ) in Iran. RME. 2015; 7 (2) :21-28
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Volume 7, Issue 2 (2015) Back to browse issues page
پژوهش در آموزش علوم پزشکی Research in Medical Education