Designing a Valid & Reliable Tool for Assessing the Occupational Therapist\'s Clinical Competency

Journal of Rehabilitation. 2014;14(4):44-49


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Journal Title: Journal of Rehabilitation

ISSN: 1607-2960 (Print)

Publisher: University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Society/Institution: Negah Institute for Scientific Commuinication

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Therapeutics. Pharmacology

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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Azadeh Jabbari ( university of rehabilitation and social welfare )

Mohammad Ali Hosseini ( University of Welfare & Rehabilitation Siences, Tehran, Iran. )

Saeed Fatoureh-Chi ( university of rehabilitation and social welfare )

Ali Hosseini ( university of rehabilitation and social welfare )

Marjan Farzi ( university of rehabilitation and social welfare )


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Objective: The aim of study was to design a valid and reliable tool for assessing the occupational therapists’ clinical competency. Materials & Methods: It was a tool-making study. Many clinical competency statements were extracted from evidences and with two expert-panels helped to emerge a questionnaire with sixty-six statements in seven categories. Face and content validity were confirmed by Lawshe method. Reliability was confirmed by pilot study, test-retest and internal consistency. Results: Occupational therapists’ clinical competency assessment tool was made with 54 questions in seven categories (critical thinking, practice process, effective communication, professional responsibilities, management of practice environment, practice knowledge, engage in professional development). Face and content validity confirmed by 15 experts CVR=0.84. Reliability (stability) was approved by pilot study, test-retest and Pierson correlation coefficient 0.995 and Cronbach’s alpha 0.973 confirmed internal consistency. Conclusion: Appropriate tool to assess the occupational therapists’ clinical competency was made with 54 statements in seven categories. Its validity was approved by Lawshe method and reliability was approved by pilot study in 30 people.