Introducing the individual Teamwork Observation and Feedback Tool (iTOFT): Development and description of a new interprofessional teamwork measure

Jill E. Thistlethwaite, Kathy Dallest, Monica Moran, Roger Dunston, Chris Roberts, Diann Eley, Fiona Bogossian, Dawn Forman, Lesley Bainbridge, Donna Drynan, Sue Fyfe

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ABSTRACT: The individual Teamwork Observation and Feedback Tool (iTOFT) was devised by a consortium of seven universities in recognition of the need for a means of observing and giving feedback to individual learners undertaking an interprofessional teamwork task. It was developed through a literature review of the existing teamwork assessment tools, a discussion of accreditation standards for the health professions, Delphi consultation and field-testing with an emphasis on its feasibility and acceptability for formative assessment. There are two versions: the Basic tool is for use with students who have little clinical teamwork experience and lists 11 observable behaviours under two headings: ‘shared decision making’ and ‘working in a team’. The Advanced version is for senior students and junior health professionals and has 10 observable behaviours under four headings: ‘shared decision making’, ‘working in a team’, ‘leadership’, and ‘patient safety’. Both versions include a comprehensive scale and item descriptors. Further testing is required to focus on its validity and educational impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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