MEASURING PROFESSIONALISM IN POSTGRADUATE PAEDIATRIC RESIDENTS USING PROFESSIONALISM MINI-EVALUATION EXERCISE (P-MEX)
Keywords:Cronbach’s alpha, Professional mini evaluation exercise, Professionalism
Objective: To measure professionalism in postgraduate Paediatric residents using P-MEX.
Study Design: Prospective correlational study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Paediatrics, Pak Emirates Military Hospital Rawalpindi, from Jan 2017 to Dec 2017.
Material and Methods: Thirty two postgraduate residents of Paediatrics department were selected by consecutive sampling. Eight evaluators who were consultants, peers of the residents and nursing officers, assessed these trainees (eight trainees from each year of training) for degree of professionalism using P-MEX forms. A total of 256 forms were completed and data was collected. Descriptive analysis was done and mean scores with standard deviation were calculated using Likert scale. Correlation of year of training with degree of professionalism was
Results: There were 21 females and 11 males participated. The mean score of the trainees was 3.63 ± 0.30. The mean average score by evaluator subgroup was 3.61 for consultants, 3.69 for peers and 3.63 for nursing officers. The calculated Cronbach’s alpha of the questionnaire was 0.96.
Conclusion: Our trainees demonstrated a satisfactory favourable professionalism. Using P-MEX is a good evidence for the assessment of professionalism among our residents.