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Int J Med Sci. 2012;9(3):228-36. doi: 10.7150/ijms.3353. Epub 2012 Mar 16.

Assessment of resident physicians in professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills: a multisource feedback.

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  • 1School of Public Health, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the internal validity and reliability of a multisource feedback (MSF) program by China Medical Board for resident physicians in China.

METHOD:

Multisource feedback was used to assess professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills. 258 resident physicians were assessed by attending doctors, self-evaluation, resident peers, nurses, office staffs, and patients who completed a sealed questionnaire at 19 hospitals in China. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used to assess reliability. Validity was assessed by exploratory factor analyses and by profile ratings.

RESULTS:

4128 questionnaires were collected from this study. All responses had high internal consistency and reliability (Cronbach's α > 0.90), which suggests that both questions and form data were internally consistent. The exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation for the evaluators' questionnaires was able to account for 70 to 74% of the total variance.

CONCLUSION:

The current MSF assessment tools are internally valid and reliable for assessing resident physician professionalism and interpersonal and communication skills in China.

KEYWORDS:

Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Multisource feedback; Professionalism; Resident physician; international

PMID:
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PMCID:
PMC3348527
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