Bellini, L., Shead, J.A. & Asch, D.A. J GEN INTERN MED (1997) 12: 707. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.1997.07139.x
The purpose of the study was to develop a comprehensive program evaluation instrument. Following pilot work with residents, a 69-item instrument consisting of statements with 5-point strongly agree to strongly disagree response options was distributed to 107 residents; 104 responded. Psychometric analyses revealed no ceiling or floor effects; 9 items were deleted. There were three subscales: workload (19 items; α=.76); educational environment (29 items; α=.72) and lifestyle issues (12 items; α=.62). Mean item scores were significantly higher for educational environment (3.53; SD 0.28) than for workload (2.78; SD 0.39) and lifestyle (2.96; SD 0.42). Items with the lowest scores reflected issues that were largely fixable. The 60-item instrument appears to be psychometrically sound, comprehensive, and exportable.