Assessing educational priorities in genetics for general practitioners and specialists in five countries: factor structure of the Genetic-Educational Priorities (Gen-EP) scale

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Assessing educational priorities in genetics for general practitioners and specialists in five countries: factor structure of the Genetic-Educational Priorities (Gen-EP) scale. / Calefato, Jean-Marc; Nippert, Irma; Harris, Hilary J.; Kristoffersson, Ulf; Schmidtke, Jorg; Ten Kate, Leo P.; Anionwu, Elizabeth; Benjamin, Caroline; Challen, Kirsty; Plass, Anne-Marie; Harris, Rodney; Julian-Reynier, Claire.

In: Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008, p. 99-106.

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Calefato, J-M, Nippert, I, Harris, HJ, Kristoffersson, U, Schmidtke, J, Ten Kate, LP, Anionwu, E, Benjamin, C, Challen, K, Plass, A-M, Harris, R & Julian-Reynier, C 2008, 'Assessing educational priorities in genetics for general practitioners and specialists in five countries: factor structure of the Genetic-Educational Priorities (Gen-EP) scale', Genetics in Medicine, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1097/GIM.Ob013e3181614271

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Calefato, J-M., Nippert, I., Harris, H. J., Kristoffersson, U., Schmidtke, J., Ten Kate, L. P., Anionwu, E., Benjamin, C., Challen, K., Plass, A-M., Harris, R., & Julian-Reynier, C. (2008). Assessing educational priorities in genetics for general practitioners and specialists in five countries: factor structure of the Genetic-Educational Priorities (Gen-EP) scale. Genetics in Medicine, 10(2), 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1097/GIM.Ob013e3181614271

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Calefato, Jean-Marc ; Nippert, Irma ; Harris, Hilary J. ; Kristoffersson, Ulf ; Schmidtke, Jorg ; Ten Kate, Leo P. ; Anionwu, Elizabeth ; Benjamin, Caroline ; Challen, Kirsty ; Plass, Anne-Marie ; Harris, Rodney ; Julian-Reynier, Claire. / Assessing educational priorities in genetics for general practitioners and specialists in five countries: factor structure of the Genetic-Educational Priorities (Gen-EP) scale. In: Genetics in Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 99-106.

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T1 - Assessing educational priorities in genetics for general practitioners and specialists in five countries: factor structure of the Genetic-Educational Priorities (Gen-EP) scale

AU - Calefato, Jean-Marc

AU - Nippert, Irma

AU - Harris, Hilary J.

AU - Kristoffersson, Ulf

AU - Schmidtke, Jorg

AU - Ten Kate, Leo P.

AU - Anionwu, Elizabeth

AU - Benjamin, Caroline

AU - Challen, Kirsty

AU - Plass, Anne-Marie

AU - Harris, Rodney

AU - Julian-Reynier, Claire

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Purpose: A scale assessing primary care physicians' priorities for genetic education (The Gen-EP scale) was developed and tested in five European countries. The objective of this study was to determine its factor structure, to test scaling assumptions and to determine internal consistency. Methods: The sample consisted of 3686 practitioners (general practitioners, gyneco-obstetricians, pediatricians) sampled in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and United Kingdom. We first determined the factor structure of the Gen-EP scale (30 items) on the whole sample. Scaling assumptions were then tested on each country using multitrait scaling analysis. Internal consistency was assessed across the five countries. Results: Six factors were identified accounting for 63.3% of the variance of the items. They represented the following priorities for genetic education: "Genetics of Common Diseases"; "Ethical, Legal, and Public Health Issues"; "Approaching Genetic Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice"; "Basic Genetics and Congenital Malformations"; "Techniques and Innovation in Genetics" and "Psychosocial and Counseling Issues." In each country, convergent and discriminant validity were satisfactory. Internal-consistency reliability coefficients (Cronbach's alpha) were all above the acceptable threshold (0.70). Conclusion: The Gen-EP scale could be a helpful instrument in different countries to organize and evaluate the impact of genetic educational programs for primary care providers.

AB - Purpose: A scale assessing primary care physicians' priorities for genetic education (The Gen-EP scale) was developed and tested in five European countries. The objective of this study was to determine its factor structure, to test scaling assumptions and to determine internal consistency. Methods: The sample consisted of 3686 practitioners (general practitioners, gyneco-obstetricians, pediatricians) sampled in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and United Kingdom. We first determined the factor structure of the Gen-EP scale (30 items) on the whole sample. Scaling assumptions were then tested on each country using multitrait scaling analysis. Internal consistency was assessed across the five countries. Results: Six factors were identified accounting for 63.3% of the variance of the items. They represented the following priorities for genetic education: "Genetics of Common Diseases"; "Ethical, Legal, and Public Health Issues"; "Approaching Genetic Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice"; "Basic Genetics and Congenital Malformations"; "Techniques and Innovation in Genetics" and "Psychosocial and Counseling Issues." In each country, convergent and discriminant validity were satisfactory. Internal-consistency reliability coefficients (Cronbach's alpha) were all above the acceptable threshold (0.70). Conclusion: The Gen-EP scale could be a helpful instrument in different countries to organize and evaluate the impact of genetic educational programs for primary care providers.

KW - continuing education

KW - factor analysis

KW - reliability

KW - genetics

U2 - 10.1097/GIM.Ob013e3181614271

DO - 10.1097/GIM.Ob013e3181614271

M3 - Article

VL - 10

SP - 99

EP - 106

JO - Genetics in Medicine

JF - Genetics in Medicine

SN - 1098-3600

IS - 2

ER -