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Title: Diversity training evaluation for community aged care: Tool development.
Austin Authors: Meyer, Claudia;Appannah, Arti;McMillan, Sally;Browning, Colette;Ogrin, Rajna
Affiliation: Bolton Clarke Learning and Organisational Development, Level 1.01, 973 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204, Australia
LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia
Biosignals and Affordable Healthcare, RMIT, Victoria, Australia
Monash University, Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre, Frankston, Victoria, 3199, Australia
Monash University, Australia
International Institute for Primary Health Care Research, Shenzhen, China.
LaTrobe University, Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia
Bolton Clarke Research Institute, Level 1.01, 973 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204, Australia
University of Melbourne Clinical School
Issue Date: May-2020
Date: 2020-05-07
Publication information: Nurse Education in Practice 2020; 45: 102796
Abstract: Diversity characteristics such as culture, sexual orientation, and social situation potentially impact the participation of older individuals in healthcare. An awareness of diversity characteristics and their potential to impact on older people's access to health and aged care by professionals through training is important. This paper outlines the development and initial validation of a survey using adapted Delphi methodology and distribution to 195 health and aged care professionals pre- and post-diversity training. An initial pool of 31 items were developed with an expert reference group and reduced to 21 through exploratory factor analysis. A two-factor solution was extracted, measuring skills and attitudes of professionals relative to providing services to older people with diverse characteristics. Internal consistency of the items yielded a Cronbach alpha of 0.78. T-tests conducted on the pre- and post-survey data showed significantly higher scores on the domains of skills and attitudes following the training. Knowledge was not effectively captured using this method, with true-false or free-recall questions being a more appropriate approach. This tool fills a gap in the evaluation literature, providing an important first step to assess outcomes of diversity training in community aged care. Further validation is necessary for the tool to be used more widely in the sector.
DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102796
Journal: Nurse Education in Practice
PubMed URL: 32417681
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Community care
Survey development
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