Using scripted video to assess interdisciplinary team effectiveness training outcomes

Kathryn Hyer, John H. Skinner, Robert L. Kane, Judith L. Howe, Nancy Whitelaw, Nancy Wilson, Ellen Flaherty, Lois Halstead, Terry Fulmer

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Abstract

As part of the Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) Program funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the authors of this article worked to create an instrument, the Trainee Test of Team Dynamics, to assess health care trainees' understanding of team dynamics. The Trainee Test of Team Dynamics is a five-question written test designed to capture GITT trainees' knowledge of team process and skills in addressing conflict that is administered after watching a five-minute videotape of a simulated interdisciplinary health care team meeting. The test was created to measure health professions students' abilities to recognize effective geriatric health care teams, to respond to effective and ineffective team behaviors, and to determine whether or not the team meeting achieved its purpose: to meet the patient's needs for an interdisciplinary care plan. Scripts and test items developed and tested by practitioners in social work, medicine, public health, nursing and others assured a product that compensated for differences in educational level and occupation, yet captured accurate and appropriate responses. The results reported here include an analysis of 740 trainees' baseline responses from the multi-site educational programs to determine the construct validity of the new measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-91
Number of pages17
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to thank the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City for its generous support of the GITT program and of this research. All findings are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Foundation.

Funding Information:
ABSTRACT. As part of the Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) Program funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the authors of this article worked to create an instrument, the Trainee Test of Team Dynamics, to assess health care trainees’ understanding of team dynamics. The Trainee Test of Team Dynamics is a five-question written test designed to capture GITT trainees’ knowledge of team process and skills in addressing conflict that is administered after watching a five-minute videotape of a simulated interdisciplinary health care team meeting. The test was created to measure health professions students’ abilities to recognize effective geriatric health care teams, to respond to effective and ineffective team behaviors, and to determine whether or not the team meeting achieved its purpose: to meet the patient’s needs for an interdisciplinary care plan. Scripts and test items developed and tested by practitioners in social work, medicine, public health, nursing and others assured a product that compensated for differences in educational level and occupation, yet captured accurate and appropriate responses. The results reported here include an analysis of 740 trainees’ baseline responses from the multi-site educational programs to determine the construct validity of the new measure. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <docdelivery@haworthpress.com> Website: <http://www.HaworthPress. com> © 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.] KEYWORDS. Interdisciplinary education, geriatrics, team training, videotape, evaluation

Funding Information:
In 1997, nationally recognized geriatric leaders, as part of the Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) Program funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City (Hyer, 1998), met to develop tools to assess health care trainees’ understanding of teams and team dynamics for a new interdisciplinary team training program. Spearheaded by the GITT Resource Center,1 this paper describes the steps taken to create and validate a new test, the Trainee Test of Team Dynamics. Designed to capture GITT trainees’ knowledge of team process and skills in addressing conflict, the Trainee Test of Team Dynamics is a five-question written test that is administered after trainees watch a five-minute videotape of a simulated interdisciplinary health care team meeting. This endeavor was undertaken since no adequate measures to capture trainees’ knowledge of team process were available for use as evaluative tools (Fulmer & Hyer, 1998).

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Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Geriatrics
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Team training
  • Videotape

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