Objective. To develop a comprehensive instrument specific to student pharmacist-patient communication skills, and to determine face, content, construct, concurrent, and predictive validity and reliability of the instrument.
Methods. A multi-step approach was used to create and validate an instrument, including the use of external experts for face and content validity, students for construct validity, comparisons to other rubrics for concurrent validity, comparisons to other coursework for predictive validity, and extensive reliability and inter-rater reliability testing with trained faculty assessors.
Results. Patient-centered Communication Tools (PaCT) achieved face and content validity and performed well with multiple correlation tests with significant findings for reliability testing and when compared to an alternate rubric.
Conclusion. PaCT is a useful instrument for assessing student pharmacist communication skills with patients.
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Grice, Gloria R.; Gattas, Nicole M.; Prosser, Theresa; Voorhees, Mychal; Kebodeaux, Clark D.; Tiemeier, Amy; Berry, Tricia M.; Wilson, Alexandria Garavaglia; Mann, Janelle; and Juang, Paul, "Design and Validation of Patient-Centered Communication Tools (PaCT) to Measure Students' Communication Skills" (2017). Pharmacy Practice and Science Faculty Publications. 42.