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MANUSCRIPT: A modified evidence-based practice- knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and decisions/outcomes questionnaire is valid across multiple professions involved in pain management

A validated and reliable instrument was developed to knowledge, attitudes and behaviours with respect to evidence-based practice EBB-KABQ in medical trainees but requires further adaptation and validation to be applied across different health professionals.MethodsA modified 33-item evidence-based practice scale EBP-KABQ was developed to evaluate EBP perceptions and behaviors in clinicians. An international sample of 673 clinicians interested in treatment of pain mean age?=?45?years, 48% occupational therapists/physical therapists, 25% had more than 5?years of clinical training completed an online English version of the questionnaire and demographics. Scaling properties internal consistency, floor/ceiling effects and construct validity association with EBP activities, comparator constructs were examined. A confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess the 4-domain structure EBP knowledge, attitudes, behavior, outcomes/decisions.ResultsThe EBP-KABQ scale demonstrated high internal consistency Cronbach?s alpha?=?0.85, no evident floor/ceiling effects, and support for a priori construct validation hypotheses. A 4-factor structure provided the best fit statistics CFI =0.89, TLI =0.86, and RMSEA?=?0.06.ConclusionsThe EBP-KABQ scale demonstrates promising psychometric properties in this sample. Areas for improvement are described.

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Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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