Background Despite recommendations for formal debriefing training, it is unknown how training improves the application of a debriefing method. To assess the application of Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML), the previously tested 31-item DML Evaluation Scale© was modified into the 57-item DML Inventory© (DMLI). Methods The DMLI was completed by 234 participants. Data from the 52 application DMLI items were used to conduct a factor analysis confirming the DMLI as a valid measure of DML. Results Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated a good fit for the DMLI data, supporting a six-class DFactor model classified as the six Es of DML. Conclusions The 52 DMLI application items are a valid measure of DML. Assessment of how debriefing methods are applied after training is needed to advance the science of debriefing practice.
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Funding: This work was supported by the Jonas Center and the National League for Nursing Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award.
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- assessment of debriefing
- debriefing application
- debriefing training
- factor analysis