Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competency Self Efficacy Tools (IPECC-SET)
IPECC-SET 38, IPECC-SET 27 and IPECC-SET 9
The IPECC-SET was developed by the Program Evaluation & Scholarship workgroup from the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP) defined by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC, 2011). The IPEC Core Competencies define the domain of interprofessional collaborative competence and delineate 4 competencies and 38 sub competencies: Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice (VE - 10 sub competencies); Roles/Responsibilities (RR - 9 sub competencies); Interprofessional Communication (CC -8 sub competencies); and Teams and Teamwork (TT - 11 sub competencies). The items have been randomly ordered in the IPECC-SET to maximize consideration of each individual sub competency rather than in groups within a competency area.
Three tools have been developed by the workgroup including the original 38-item IPECC-SET, and two shorter tools, IPECC-SET 27 and IPECC-SET 9. All three instruments, IPECC-SET 38, IPECC-SET 27 and IPECC-SET 9, can be used to measure self-efficacy for competence in ICP. The three versions are intended to be used for different purposes depending on the objectives of the evaluation. Please refer to the user guide for more information on each instrument.
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Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competency Self Efficacy Tools
The original full-length IPECC-SET 38 can serve as a comprehensive baseline, interval or summative measure by specific domains (multidimensional) to assess development of competence over time or for formative evaluation in which the learner would benefit from a thorough level of reflection.
The IPECC-SET 27 or IPECC-SET 9 can be useful as comprehensive baseline, interval or summative unidimensional measures in evaluation of the effectiveness of an education program, in which multiple instruments and levels of evaluation are being used or where managing respondent burden is a priority
When using these tools please cite:
- Hasnain M, Gruss V, Keehn M, Peterson E, Valenta AL, Kottorp A. Development and validation of a tool to assess self-efficacy for competence in interprofessional collaborative practice. J Interprof Care. 2017 Mar;31(2):255-262. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1249789.
- Kottorp A, Keehn M, Hasnain M, Gruss V, Peterson E. Instrument Refinement for Measuring Self-Efficacy for Competence in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Development and Psychometric Analysis of IPECC-SET 27 and IPECC-SET 9. J Interprof Care. 2018 Aug 29:1-10. doi:10.1080/13561820.2018.1513916. [Epub ahead of print]
- Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)(2011). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington, DC.
Interprofessional Education Collaborative.
- Interprofessional Education Collaborative. (2016). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: 2016 update.
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