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Author El-Awaisi, Alla
Author Awaisu, Ahmed
Author El Hajj, Maguy Saffouh
Author Alemrayat, Bayan
Author Al-Jayyousi, Ghadir
Author Wong, Norman
Author Verjee, Mohamud A.
Available date 2017-09-12T09:07:23Z
Publication Date 2017-06
Publication Name American Journal of Pharmaceutical Educationen_US
Identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.5688/ajpe81591en_US
Citation El-Awaisi A, Awaisu A, El Hajj MS, et al. Delivering Tobacco Cessation Content in the Middle East Through Interprofessional Learning. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2017;81(5):91.en_US
ISSN 0002-9459
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/5626
Abstract Objective. To explore the attitudes of pharmacy, pharmacy technician, medical, and public health students before and after an IPE activity that focused on smoking cessation in the Middle East. Methods. A pre-post intervention research design using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) was used for this study. The tool contained 20 items, categorized under the following subscales: teamwork and collaboration, professional identity, and patient-centeredness. Results. A total of 47 out of 50 students from four different health disciplines in Qatar (medicine, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, and public health) who participated in the activity completed a pre- and post-intervention pre-validated questionnaire (94% response rate). Total attitude scores were calculated for all the 20 items along with attitudinal scores of the three domains. Most of the students reported having a positive attitude toward IPE; the number of students having a positive attitude toward IPE increased after the IPE session. The overall median (IQR) score increased from 82 (16) before the session to 84 (15) after the session. Students from different disciplines did not vary in their attitude scores. Conclusion. Health care professional students in Qatar perceived IPE positively, believing that it enhanced their communication skills, collaboration and appreciation of professional roles. This study has implication on developing effective methods to implement IPE in various health professional education curricula.en_US
Language enen_US
Publisher American Association of Colleges of Pharmacyen_US
Subject Middle Easten_US
Subject attitudeen_US
Subject curriculumen_US
Subject interprofessional educationen_US
Subject tobacco cessationen_US
Title Delivering Tobacco Cessation Content in the Middle East Through Interprofessional Learningen_US
Type Articleen_US
Issue Number 5
Volume Number 81
Essn1553-6467


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