Psychometrische Eigenschaften von Fragebögen zur Erfassung evidenzbasierter Praxis bei Gesundheitsfachpersonen aus den Bereichen Ergotherapie, Physiotherapie und Logopädie: ein systematischer Review

Translated title of the contribution: Psychometric properties of questionnaires to assess evidence-based practice among occupational, physical and speech therapists: A systematic review

Julia Balzer, Andrés Jung*, Janina Gerhard, Sarah Reinecke, Marko Mijic, Andrea Fichtmüller, Akram Jahjah, Marieke Eggert, Maren Koch, Kathrin Ernst, Robin Haring

*Corresponding author for this work


Introduction: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an important aspect of healthcare work, but the clinical implementation is complex. To be able to facilitate EBP implementation, valid measurement of the “EBP status quo” is essential. Therefore, we aimed to identify valid tools for EBP status assessment among occupational, physical and speech therapists in Germany. Methods: The databases PubMed, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were systematically searched from August 2011 until July 2022. Methodological quality and evidence level were scored by two independent raters via: i) the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) checklist, ii) updated criteria for good measurement properties, and iii) modified GRADE criteria. Results: Overall, 57 reports describing the development or validation of 31 EBP questionnaires were included. Six questionnaires showed “sufficient” evidence for content validity, three questionnaires showed “sufficient” evidence for reliability, two questionnaires showed “sufficient” evidence for structural validity as well as internal consistency, and nine questionnaires showed “sufficient” evidence for construct validity. Most questionnaires demonstrated moderate or low-quality evidence for the psychometric properties tested. Discussion: Overall, the present review found a lack of sufficient evidence on the psychometric properties of most questionnaires. The Evidence-Based Practice Inventory (EBPI), the Evidence-based Practice Confidence (EPIC) scale and the Health Sciences-Evidence-Based Practice (HS-EBP) questionnaire were the only questionnaires with “sufficient” content validity and, in addition, “sufficient” reliability or “sufficient” internal consistency. Conclusion: Although a lack of high-quality psychometric properties of EBP tools became apparent, the EBPI, the EPIC scale and the HS-EBP questionnaire currently appear to be the best validated tools to assess EBP behavior/attitude and implementation in occupational, physical and speech therapists.

Translated title of the contributionPsychometric properties of questionnaires to assess evidence-based practice among occupational, physical and speech therapists: A systematic review
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 02.2023

Research Areas and Centers

  • Health Sciences

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-02 Public Health, Health Services Research and Social Medicine
  • 205-01 Epidemiology, Medical Biometrics/Statistics

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