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Development and psychometric evaluation of scales to measure professional confidence in manual medicine: a Rasch measurement approach

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Title
Development and psychometric evaluation of scales to measure professional confidence in manual medicine: a Rasch measurement approach
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BMC Research Notes, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-7-338
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Mark D Hecimovich, Irene Styles, Simone E Volet

Abstract

Health professionals in athletic training, chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy fields, require high-level knowledge and skills in their assessment and management of patients. This is important when communicating with patients and applying a range of manual procedures. Prior to embarking on professional practice, it is imperative to acquire optimal situation-specific levels of self-confidence for a beginner practitioner in these areas. In order to foster this professional self-confidence within the higher education context, it is necessary to have valid and reliable scales that can measure and track levels and how they change. This study reports on the development and psychometric analysis of two new scales, Patient Communication Confidence Scale (PCCS) and the Clinical Skills Confidence Scale (CSCS), to measure confidence in these two areas for students in manual medicine programs. The Rasch measurement model was used to guide the development of the scales and establish their psychometric properties.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Researcher 4 7%
Other 12 21%
Unknown 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 16%
Psychology 7 12%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 13 23%

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