Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 11, pp 707–710

A new instrument for residency program evaluation

  • Lisa Bellini
  • Judy A. Shead
  • David A. Asch
Brief Reports

DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1497.1997.07139.x

Cite this article as:
Bellini, L., Shead, J.A. & Asch, D.A. J GEN INTERN MED (1997) 12: 707. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.1997.07139.x

Abstract

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.

Key Words

residency program evaluation 

Copyright information

© Society of General Internal Medicine 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Bellini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Judy A. Shead
    • 1
  • David A. Asch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs Medical CenterPhiladelphia
  3. 3.Department of MedicineHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

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