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Psychometric analysis of the Swedish version of the General Medical Council's multi source feedback questionnaires
Academic Primary Healthcare Centre, Huddinge, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
Division of Family Medicine, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet.
Academic Primary Healthcare Centre, Huddinge, Sweden.
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2017 (English)In: International Journal of Medical Education, ISSN 2042-6372, E-ISSN 2042-6372, Vol. 8, 252-261 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To determine the internal consistency and the underlying components of our translated and adapted Swedish version of the General Medical Council's multisource feedback questionnaires (GMC questionnaires) for physicians and to confirm which aspects of good medical practice the latent variable structure reflected.

Methods: From October 2015 to March 2016, residents in family medicine in Sweden were invited to participate in the study and to use the Swedish version to perform self-evaluations and acquire feedback from both their patients and colleagues. The validation focused on internal consistency and construct validity. Main outcome measures were Cronbach’s alpha coefficients, Principal Component Analysis, and Confirmatory Factor Analysis indices.

Results: A total of 752 completed questionnaires from patients, colleagues, and residents were analysed. Of these, 213 comprised resident self-evaluations, 336 were feedback from residents’ patients, and 203 were feedback from residents’ colleagues. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients of the scores were 0.88 from patients, 0.93 from colleagues, and 0.84 in the self-evaluations. The Confirmatory Factor Analysis validated two models that fit the data reasonably well and reflected important aspects of good medical practice. The first model had two latent factors for patient-related items concerning empathy and consultation management, and the second model had five latent factors for colleague-related items, including knowledge and skills, attitude and approach, reflection and development, teaching, and trust.

Conclusions: The current Swedish version seems to be a reliable and valid tool for formative assessment for resident physicians and their supervisors. This needs to be verified in larger samples.

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2017. Vol. 8, 252-261 p.
Keyword [en]
Multi-source feedback questionnaires, physi-cians, assessment, factor analysis, validation
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Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
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Medical Science; Statistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328802DOI: 10.5116/ijme.5948.0bb6ISI: 000406167000001PubMedID: 28704204OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-328802DiVA: diva2:1137666
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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