The problem addressed in this study was the need for healthcare educators to understand how allied health student attitudes change after participation in an IPE workshop targeting interprofessional collaboration. The purpose of this time series, pretest-posttest-posttest, quantitative research study was to examine the change in allied health student attitudes regarding interprofessional collaboration after participation in an interprofessional education workshop. The study included four undergraduate allied health programs who were surveyed across three points in time. The participating students were enrolled in one of the following programs at Dixie State University; Medical Radiography, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Therapy, and Physical Therapy Assistants, and participated in a college-wide interprofessional education workshop. The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Collaboration survey instrument was used to assess student attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration. Data analysis was conducted on the survey results using a one-way ANOVA and independent sample t-test to answer the research questions. The results of the study showed no significant attitude difference between programs at the time of the pretest assessment. Results did find a significant difference between programs at the posttest measure. Physical Therapy Assistants had a significant difference in attitudes when comparing the pretest and the posttest measurements. Further results of the study found there were no significant differences between the pretest and the post-posttest in any participating program, nor were there significant differences overall between participants’ when comparing the pretest to the posttest or the pretest with the post-posttest. Findings suggest that interprofessional education experiences cannot be generalized between programs and that further research could include identifying effective interprofessional education training methods for different allied health professions.
|Commitee:||Oddi, Brian , Vance, Joanna|
|Department:||School of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher education, Health care management, Educational administration, Medical personnel, Educational leadership, Health education|
|Keywords:||Interprofessional collaboration, Interprofessional education, IPE attitudes, Undergraduate students, Health students, Health professionals|
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