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Reliability and validity of three cultural competency measures.Edit

Ho MJ, Lee KL.

Med Educ. 2007 May;41(5):519.


The authors of this article are from the National Taiwan University, demonstrating that training in cultural competency is important globally, not just in the United States. The authors state that due to globalization, the ethnic make-up of Taiwan’s population is becoming increasingly diverse. In May 2006, third and fourth year medical students (n=237 and 262, respectively) completed 3 different surveys regarding cultural competency. The surveys were evaluated for their reliability and validity using different measures. The three surveys used were:

  1. Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence among Healthcare Professionals-Revised (IAPCC-R) – 5 subscales – cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounter, and cultural desire
  2. California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale (CBMCS) – 4 subscales – multicultural knowledge, awareness of cultural barriers, sensitivity to consumers, sociocultural diversities

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