Development of an Instrument to Assess the Perceived Effectiveness of Academic Detailing

Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (09/04/20) Stuart, Mary H.; Monteiro, Andrea L.; Saffore, Christopher D.; et al.

Researchers devised a measure to capture the effectiveness of an academic detailing (AD) program via the detailer's perception. The measure considered usefulness, acceptability, feasibility, relevance, effectiveness of communication, and readiness to change and was tested during an opioid-focused AD program. Unidimensionality was initially indicated, while items associated with usefulness, acceptability and readiness to change exhibited high item-item correlation, yielded the most data and appeared to operate as a single scale based on item response theory analysis. Items linked to feasibility and communication were slightly different constructs and should be reported independently. The authors concluded that the five-item detailer assessment of visit effectiveness (DAVE) instrument delivers a standardized approach for AD evaluation.

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