A mixed-methods, international, multisite study to develop and validate a measure of nurse-to-physician communication in simulation

Cynthia L. Foronda, Jeanne L. Alhusen, Chakra Budhathoki, Mary Lamb, Kim Tinsley, Brent MacWilliams, Jessie Daniels, Diana Lyn Baptiste, Kathie Kushto Reese, Eric Bauman

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Abstract

aim This study examined the reliability and validity of the ISBAR Interprofessional Communication Rubric (IICR). background Improving education regarding communication in health care is a global priority. Communication is difficult to measure and no evaluation rubrics were located that uniquely focused on nurse-to-physician communication in simulation. method This study used a mixed-methods design and included five sites. results The IICR was determined reliable among nurse educator raters (rs = 0.79). The scale was found valid as assessed by nurse and physician experts (content validity index = 0.92). When describing their experience of using the tool, nurse educator raters described three categories: overall acceptability of the tool, ease of use, and perceptions of the importance of communication skills for patient safety. conclusion Teaching and evaluating communication in simulation with a standardized rubric is a research area in need of further exploration and refinement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-388
Number of pages6
JournalNursing education perspectives
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • Instrument
  • Interprofessional communication
  • Rubric
  • Simulation tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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