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Cross-cultural adaptation of the Swedish version of Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS)
Sophiahemmet University College, Stockholm.
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
Sophiahemmet University College, Stockholm.
Research Centre for Educational Psychology, Department of Applied Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
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2008 (English)In: Medical Education, ISSN 0308-0110, E-ISSN 1365-2923, ISSN 0308-0110, Vol. 42, no 4, 405-411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Context  Interprofessional learning activities in health care are being gradually introduced on an international basis and therefore cross-cultural and internationally collaborative research into the outcomes of these activities is needed. Hence, it is necessary not only to translate research instruments into the language of the culture in which they are to be used, but also to adapt them culturally if they are to fulfil the testing purposes for which they are intended. It is also necessary to test a translated instrument in order to ensure that it retains its intended psychometric properties.

Methods  In the present study, the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) was adapted for use in a Swedish student population. Cross-cultural adaptation was performed according to recommended guidelines. The Swedish version was tested on a group of students from various health care professions (n = 214). Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was adopted to ensure internal consistency.

Results  Minor discrepancies during the different translation processes were identified and corrected. Confirmatory factor analysis suggests that the model had an acceptable fit, implying that the factor structure of the scale did not undergo any significant changes by being subjected to translation. The psychometric qualities of the instrument were comparable with those of the English-language version.

Conclusions  This study presents the cross-cultural adaptation of the RIPLS and demonstrates that its subscale Teamwork and Collaboration is the only reliable subscale. The other 2 subscales (Professional Identity, and Roles and Responsibilities) probably require further scrutiny and development, at least in the Swedish population.

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2008. Vol. 42, no 4, 405-411 p.
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international co-operation, education, medical methods, learning, health personnel, interprofessional relations, students, attitude of health personnel
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-344DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03017.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-344DiVA: diva2:551272
Available from: 2012-09-10 Created: 2012-09-10 Last updated: 2013-11-11Bibliographically approved

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