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Table 2 Descriptive results of the items of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) scale as reported by students [N = 282; n (%)]

From: A mixed methods approach to determine the climate of interprofessional education among medical and health sciences students

Statement Strongly disagree/ disagree Undecided Agree/ strongly agree Median
S1. Learning with other students will help me become a more effective member of a healthcare team. 5 (1.8%) 20 (7.1%) 257 (91.1%) 4.00
S2. Patients would ultimately benefit if healthcare students worked together to solve patient problems. 4 (1.4%) 9 (3.2%) 269 (95.4%) 5.00
S3. Shared learning with other healthcare students will increase my ability to understand clinical problems. 3 (1.1%) 16 (5.7%) 262 (92.9%) 5.00
S4. Learning between health and medical students before qualification would improve working relationships after qualification / collaborative practice. 5 (1.8%) 14 (5.0%) 262 (92.9%) 4.00
S5. Communication skills should be learned with other healthcare students. 6 (2.1%) 18 (6.4%) 258 (91.5%) 4.00
S6. Shared learning will help me to think positively about other professionals 8 (2.8%) 31 (11.0%) 240 (85.1%) 4.00
S7. For small-group learning to work, students need to trust and respect each other. 4 (1.4%) 21 (7.4%) 256 (90.8%) 5.00
S8. Team-working skills are essential for all healthcare students to learn. 4 (1.4%) 30 (10.6%) 248 (87.9%) 4.00
S9. Shared learning will help me to understand my own professional limitations 2 (0.7%) 10 (3.5%) 270 (95.7%) 4.00
S10. I do not want to waste my time learning with other healthcare students. 194 (68.8%) 51 (18.1%) 35 (12.4%) 2.00
S11. It is not necessary for undergraduate healthcare students to learn together. 191 (67.7%) 54 (19.1%) 35 (12.4%) 2.00
S12. Clinical problem-solving skills can only be learned with students from my own department. 158 (56.0%) 50 (17.7%) 69 (24.5%) 2.00
S13. Shared learning with other healthcare students will help me to communicate better with patients and other professionals. 18 (6.4%) 23 (8.2%) 235 (83.3%) 4.00
S14. I would welcome the opportunity to work on small-group projects with other healthcare students. 13 (4.6%) 37 (13.1%) 229 (81.2%) 4.00
S15. Shared learning will help to clarify the nature of patient problems. 13 (4.6%) 41 (14.5%) 225 (79.8%) 4.00
S16. Shared learning before qualification will help me become a better team worker 7 (2.5%) 29 (10.3%) 244 (86.5%) 4.00
S17. I would welcome the opportunity to share some generic lectures, tutorials or workshops with other health and medical students 11 (3.9%) 24 (8.5%) 240 (85.1%) 4.00
S18. I am not sure what my professional role will be / is 125 (44.3%) 94 (33.3%) 61 (21.6%) 3.00
S19. I have to acquire much more knowledge and skill than other students in my own college 43 (15.2%) 89 (31.6%) 148 (52.5%) 4.00