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Table 2 Change in students’ agreement between the year-start and year-end surveys 2013–2014, TIPE (n = 55) and non-TIPE students (n = 56)

From: Transition to practice: can rural interprofessional education make a difference? A cohort study

Student agreement with the following statements Year-start TIPE Year-end TIPE YS-YE TIPE difference Year-start non-TIPE Year-end non-TIPE YS-YE non-TIPE difference Difference in TIPE/non-TIPE change
  TIPE Non-TIPE
Interprofessionality (IP) – to what extent do you agree with the statements?  
I understand the roles, activities and skills of different healthcare professionals 3.09 4.55 +1.45 3.25 3.5 +.25 1.20*
I am comfortable working with people from other health care disciplines 4.02 4.73 +.71 4.07 4.09 +.02 0.69*
An IP approach permits health professional to meet the needs of patients 4.58 4.89 +.31 4.63 4.36 -.27 0.58*
An IP approach better meets the needs of family, caregivers and parents 4.58 4.91 +.33 4.54 4.38 -.16 0.49*
An IP approach improves the quality of care to patients/clients 4.73 4.95 +.22 4.64 4.41 -.23 0.45*
Rural health care – to what extent do you…  
understand the roles of IP teams in rural health care 2.07 4.25 +2.18 2.46 2.73 +.27 1.91*
understand barriers to care in rural areas 2.78 4.49 +1.71 3.05 3.25 +.2 1.51*
understand what works well in rural health care 1.89 3.91 +.2.02 2.13 2.5 +.38 1.64*
understand the community roles of rural health care workers 2.25 4.2 +1.95 2.46 2.73 +.27 1.68*
Hauora Maori – how do you rate…  
…your knowledge about Maori culture and customs 2.76 4.09 +1.33 2.68 3.00 +.32 1.01*
The impact of whanau ora on health care provision 2.8 4.36 +1.56 2.75 3.02 +.27 1.29*
The impact of family dynamics on health care decisions 3.04 4.49 +1.45 3.21 3.39 +.18 1.27*
The impact of the social environment on community health 3.42 4.38 +.96 3.64 3.57 -.07 1.03*
High needs chronic condition management – what is your understanding about…  
Education resources for patients with chronic conditions 2.71 3.96 +1.25 2.86 3.21 +.36 0.89*
Health promotion approaches to prevent chronic conditions 3.07 4.05 +.98 3.30 3.32 +.02 0.96*
Evidence based guidelines to managing chronic conditions 2.87 3.80 +.93 2.93 3.09 +.16 0.77*
  1. TIPE changes are marked with an asterisk when they are significantly different (p < 0.05) from non-TIPE students. (OT students not included)