Validation of the EFFECT questionnaire for competence-based clinical teaching in residency training in Lithuania
AbstractBackground and aim: In 2013, all residency programs at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences were renewed into a competency-based medical education curriculum. To assess the quality of clinical teaching in residency training, we chose the EFFECT (evaluation and feedback for effective clinical teaching) questionnaire designed and validated at the Rad- boud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to validate the EFFECT questionnaire for quality assessment of clinical teaching in residency training.
Materials and methods: The research was conducted as an online survey using the questionnaire containing 58 items in 7 domains. The questionnaire was double-translated into Lithuanian. It was sent to 182 residents of 7 residency programs (anesthesiology reanimathology, cardiology, dermatovenerology, emergency medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, physical medicine and rehabilitation). Overall, 333 questionnaires about 146 clinical teachers were filled in. To determine the item characteristics and internal consistency (Cronbach's α), the item and reliability analyses were performed. Furthermore, confirmatory factor analysis (CFI) was performed using a model for maximum-likelihood estimation.
Results: Cronbach's α within different domains ranged between 0.91 and 0.97 and was comparable with the original version of the questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated satisfactory model-fit with CFI of 0.841 and absolute model-fit RMSEA of 0.098. Conclusions: The results suggest that the Lithuanian version of the EFFECT maintains its original validity and may serve as a valid instrument for quality assessment of clinical teaching in competency-based residency training in Lithuania. View Full-Text
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Vaižgėlienė, E.; Padaiga, Ž.; Rastenytė, D.; Tamelis, A.; Petrikonis, K.; Kregždytė, R.; Fluit, C. Validation of the EFFECT questionnaire for competence-based clinical teaching in residency training in Lithuania. Medicina 2017, 53, 173-178.
Vaižgėlienė E, Padaiga Ž, Rastenytė D, Tamelis A, Petrikonis K, Kregždytė R, Fluit C. Validation of the EFFECT questionnaire for competence-based clinical teaching in residency training in Lithuania. Medicina. 2017; 53(3):173-178.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vaižgėlienė, Eglė; Padaiga, Žilvinas; Rastenytė, Daiva; Tamelis, Algimantas; Petrikonis, Kęstutis; Kregždytė, Rima; Fluit, Cornelia. 2017. "Validation of the EFFECT questionnaire for competence-based clinical teaching in residency training in Lithuania." Medicina 53, no. 3: 173-178.