Factors associated with interprofessional competencies among healthcare professionals in Japan

Junji Haruta, Ryohei Goto

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Abstract

We aimed to explore factors associated with interprofessional competencies among healthcare professionals in Japan. From June to October 2020, we conducted a cross-sectional survey via a validated self-administered web-based questionnaire using the Japanese version of the Self-assessment Scale of Interprofessional Competency (JASSIC). We recruited participants from an e-mail list. The questionnaire asked about JASSIC, basic demographic information, whether they had undertaken pre- and post-licensure interprofessional education (IPE), and administrative experience; as well as an organizational climate scale, including “Plan, Do, See” factor for management (PDS factor), and the “Do” factor in a leader-centered direction for people who work unwillingly. Factors associated with the total JASSIC score as interprofessional competencies were determined using multiple regression analysis. We analyzed data from 560 participants with an average age of 41.0 years, comprising 132 nurses, 127 doctors, and 120 social workers. The median of the total JASSIC score was 72/90 (range: 66–78). On multiple regression analysis, total JASSIC score was significantly associated with age, PDS factor, administrative experience, pre-licensure IPE, and pos-licensure IPE. These findings emphasize the importance of pre- and post-licensure IPE, and administrative experience for improving interprofessional competencies in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • Interprofessional competency
  • leadership
  • questionnaire designs
  • surveys
  • team climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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