Date: 21 April 2021, 10-11 am GMT
Title: The Readiness for Interprofessional Education in the University setting among students in Mongolia
Presenter: Azjargal Baatar, Faculty Member of Midwifery Department, School of Nursing, MNUMS, Bayangol District, Mongolia.
Background: Interprofessional Education (IPE) provides an environment where learners demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude required to manage the complex case scenarios in a collaborative and interprofessional manner. The actual sphere of influence of Interprofessional Education in many medical schools and nursing schools has been limited. Therefore, the present study aim was to evaluate the medical students, nursing students and midwifery students readiness and perception of Interprofessional Education in a Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences in Mongolia.
Methods: A the Solomon four group design study was conducted with 60 undergraduate students in MNUMS, using a stratified random sampling method. All the undergraduate medical students, nursing students and midwifery students were included. The previously validated questionnaires, the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) were used in the study.
Results: The Kaiser–Meyer-Olkin index was 0.230, indicating sampling adequacy, and the Bartlett Sphericity Chi Square index was 825.356 (p<0.0001). Cronbach’s alpha of the 19 item was 0.806, revialing a high rate of internal consistency. The mean score for the RIPLS was 83. The Kruskall Wallis test score was significantly higher in the readiness for IPE programs of intervention group (p=.01).
Conclusion: The current study indicated that the students demonstrated readiness forIPE as an important element in creating collaborative teamwork in their programs.
Key words: Interprofessional education, team work, competence, strategy.