Reliability and validity of Medical Profession Value Perception Scale and results in medical students

Mehmet Enes Gökler, Fatih Öz, Selma Metintaş

Abstract


Objective:Perception of medical profession value pis mainly gained during medical education. The aim of this study is to developa Medical Profession Value Perception Scale (MPVS) and to assess its validity among medical students. Methods: This  study carried out on 456 first, third and sixth year  medical  students studying at Eskisehir Osmangazi Medical Faculty. MVPS was created using literature consisting of 23 questions by the researchers, 5-point Likert-type. Item-total correlations, internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) and test-retest correlation were used to assess the reliability of the scale. Wilcoxon test was used for comparison of means and Spearman correlation analysis was used for test-retest correlation. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were used for construct validity.Results: The scale was formed of 18 items and 3 dimensions (attitude of doctors, doctor-patient relationship, doctor's ability to empathize). Scale items explain 49.62% of total variance and factor loadings ranged from 0.41-0.73. Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was 0.88. As a result of the confirmatory factor analysis, the fit of scale and the fit indices were found to be acceptable. Conclusions: Medical Profession Value Perception Scale is sufficiently reliable and valid scale according to the analysis results.


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Değer algısı, Hekimlik, Ölçek, geçerlilik, güvenirlik

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