Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education

ISSN

1916-7342

DOI

10.22230/jripe.2018v8n1a278

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Abstract

Background: Educational background and students’ preparedness influence interprofessional education (IPE). We studied if healthcare students’ prior exposure to interprofessional collaborations and education influenced their attitudes and readiness for IPE.

Methods: Graduate students were surveyed in this cross-sectional study using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Survey (RIPLS). Independent variables included age, gender, type of healthcare program, diversity of clinical observation settings, and previous IPE coursework.

Findings: Sixty-eight completed surveys included 60 percent in the 20 to 25-yearold group and 78 percent females. Controlling for age and gender, MANCOVA showed no group mean differences in the RIPLS.

Conclusions: Students’ attitudes toward IPE are not associated with their professional program, previous IPE coursework, or exposure to interprofessional interactions in diverse clinical observations.

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