Validation of a measurement tool for self-assessment of teamwork in intensive care

Show simple item record Weller, Jennifer en Shulruf, Boaz en Torrie, Jocelyn en Frengley, R en Boyd, M en Paul, A en Yee, B en Dzendrowskyj, P en 2016-09-12T04:32:01Z en 2013-01-14 en 2013-09 en
dc.identifier.citation British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2013, 111 (3), pp. 460 - 467 (8) en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-0912 en
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dc.description.abstract Background Teamwork is an important contributor to patient safety and a validated teamwork measurement tool could help healthcare teams identify areas for improvement and measure progress. We explored the psychometric properties of a teamwork measurement tool when used for self-assessment. We hypothesized that the tool had a valid factor structure and that scores from participants and external assessors would correlate. Methods Forty intensive care teams (one doctor, three nurses) participated in four simulated emergencies, and each independently rated their team's performance at the end of each case using the teamwork measurement tool, without prior training in the use of the tool. We used exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and compared factor structure between participants and external assessors (using previously reported data). Scores from participants and external assessors were compared using Pearson's correlation coefficient. Results EFA demonstrated items loaded onto three distinct factors which were supported by the CFA. We found significant correlations between external and participant scores for overall teamwork scores and the three factors. Participants agreed with external assessors on the ranking of overall team performance but scored themselves significantly higher than external assessors. Conclusions The teamwork measurement tool has a valid structure when used for self-assessment. Participant and external assessor scores correlated significantly, suggesting that participants could discriminate between different levels of performance, although leniency in self-assessed scores indicated the need for calibration. This tool could help structure reflection on teamwork and potentially facilitate self-directed, workplace-based improvement in teamwork. en
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dc.language English en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Journal of Anaesthesia en
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dc.title Validation of a measurement tool for self-assessment of teamwork in intensive care en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/bja/aet060 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 460 en
pubs.volume 111 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.identifier.pmid 23558846 en en
pubs.end-page 467 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 405372 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Anaesthesiology en Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
dc.identifier.eissn 1471-6771 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-09-12 en 2013-04-04 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23558846 en

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