Volume 13, Issue 1 (5-2007)                   IJPCP 2007, 13(1): 41-48 | Back to browse issues page

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Attari A, Mir-sepassi G R, Taghva A, Bolhari J, Aminoroaia M, Hasanzadeh A. Validity and Reliability of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Psychiatry: A Guided Survey. IJPCP. 2007; 13 (1) :41-48
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Objectives: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is used for comprehensive exams for the residents and board of specialists in psychiatry. In a guided survey performed by Iran, Tehran, and IsfahanUniversities of Medical Sciences in the Behavioral Sciences Research Center (BSRC) in Isfahan, validity and reliability of OSCE in psychiatry were evaluated as well as familiarizing psy-chiatry residents and consultants with it.

Method: The study was conducted to measure the validity and reliability of OSCE in psychiatry autumn, 2005 in BSRC in Isfahan. A 3-day workshop was therefore held, in which 22 consultant psychiatrist and 22 psychiatry residents participated and 6 10-minute stations were also designed. To assess validity, face validity method and to assess reliability, inter-station reliability and internal con-sistency, contingency coefficient and parallel reliability were used.

Results: The mean of checklist total scores for the residents was 84.28 (standard deviation=11.91). Agreement coefficient between the raters’ scores (in all 6 stations) was 0.96 with the correlation coefficient of 0.82. Pearson correlation coefficient between checklist scores and the global score was calculated as r=0.89 (p<0.001). Test validity was at a very good level.

Conclusion: Oral examination of OSCE in psychiatry is feasible for residents in this field and bears appropriate validity and reliability.
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Received: 2007/07/21

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