In 2013, a Texas university’s IPE team came together to develop three instruments to measure IPE student simulations. Specifically, these instruments measured IPE experiences during Disaster Day (an IPE simulation event held each year). Each instrument captured the IPE Core competencies; however, each instrument evaluated a different area. The three instruments included:
IPE Team Observation Instrument
Standardize Patient Team Evaluation Instrument
IPE Team’s Perception of Collaborative Care Questionnaire
In 2014, IRB approval was obtained to use the instruments to measure IPE activities during the 2014 Disaster Day Simulation (over 500 participants). Data was collected and analyzed. There were statistically significant differences (p<0.05) when comparing team perceptions and standardized patient perceptions. The findings from this study can be used to further our knowledge in the evaluation process of IPE teams and ultimately improve patient outcomes.