BACKGROUND: The quality of the educational environment is a key determinant in postgraduate training programs. In order to evaluate and understand this environment a valid and reliable instrument is required. The PHEEM (Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure) questionnaire is one of the most widely used tools for evaluating the perception of hospital-based residents. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric quality of the PHEEM in the context of emergency medicine program.
METHODS: This study evaluated the reliability, construct validity and applicability of the Persian version of the PHEEM questionnaire using a sample of emergency medicine residents from 3 emergency medicine residency programs in Iran. Eighty-nine residents were asked to complete the questionnaire and indicate their agreement with each of the 37 statements using a 5-point Likert scale(strongly disagree: 0 to strongly agree: 4). Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated to determine internal consistency. Confirmatory and explanatory factor analyses were performed to assess the construct validity of the original 3 subscales of the questionnaire.
RESULTS: The mean score for the total questionnaire was 2.24 (SD: 0.06). The Cronbach's alpha value was found to be 0.86. Factor analysis did not confirm the original three subscales of the PHEEM questionnaire.
CONCLUSION: The Persian version of PHEEM proved a reliable and practical tool for assessing clinical educational environment in emergency medicine departments.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Archives of Iranian Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
- Academic Medical Centers
- Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Service, Hospital
- Internship and Residency
- Reproducibility of Results