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Arch Argent Pediatr. 2020 Apr;118(2):125-129. doi: 10.5546/aap.2020.eng.125.

Adaptation and validation of the Argentine version of an instrument to assess continuing professional development activities.

[Article in English, Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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1
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Servicio de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. laura.fraguas@hospitalitaliano.org.ar.
2
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Servicio de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

INTRODUCTION:

Canadian researchers developed a self-administered questionnaire to ask participants of continuing professional development (CPD) activities about their intention to translate the knowledge acquired in the classroom into clinical practice. The questionnaire may facilitate quality improvement processes in such CPD activities.

OBJECTIVE:

To translate, cross-culturally adapt and validate the original English REACTION questionnaire (A theoRy-basEd instrument to assess the impACT of continuing professional development activities on professional behavIOr chaNge) for its use in Argentina.

POPULATION AND METHODS:

The 12 questionnaire items were translated and cross-culturally adapted using a five-step process. The construct validity was assessed using an exploratory factor analysis, whereas reliability, with Cronbach's coefficient and the G coefficient.

RESULTS:

The final questionnaire version was administered to a sample of 133 physicians who attended 9 CPD activities at a teaching hospital in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (average age: 38 years; 23.3 %, men; 76 %, family physicians). The exploratory factor analysis showed 3 factors (social influence, confidence in one's abilities, and ethical judgment). Cronbach's coefficient was 0.82 and the G coefficient, 0.72.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Argentine version of the REACTION questionnaire was adapted and validated to assess the impact of CPD centered on clinical skills training on physicians' intention to implement it in their practice.

KEYWORDS:

attitude; education; health care providers’ attitude; medical education; surveys and questionnaires

PMID:
32199047
DOI:
10.5546/aap.2020.eng.125
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