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dc.contributor.authorSweet, Linda Phyllisen_US
dc.contributor.authorFleet, Julie-Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBull, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDowner, Terrien_US
dc.contributor.authorFox, Deborahen_US
dc.contributor.authorBowman, Rebekahen_US
dc.contributor.authorEbert, Lynen_US
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Kristenen_US
dc.contributor.authorBass, Janiceen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuller, Amandaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Amandaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T22:54:47Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T22:54:47Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-09
dc.identifier.citationSweet, L., Fleet, J., Bull, A., Downer, T., Fox, D., Bowman, R., … Henderson, A. (2019). Development and validation of the Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT) to the Australian Midwife Standards for Practice 2018. Women and Birth. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.004en_US
dc.identifier.issn1871-5192
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/39312
dc.descriptionThis author accepted manuscript is made available following 12 month embargo from date of publication (Sept 2019) in accordance with the publisher’s archiving policy. © 2019 Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground The Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT) was developed against the Competency Standards for the Midwife in 2017 to enable consistent assessment of midwifery student performance in practice-based settings. The AMSAT requires revision and re-validation as the competency standards have now been superseded by the Midwife Standards for Practice 2018. Objective This research revised and validated the AMSAT to assess performance of midwifery students against the Midwife Standards for Practice 2018 and assessed its sensitivity. Design A mixed-methods approach was used in a two-phase process. Phase one involved the re-wording of the AMSAT and behavioural cue statements in an iterative participatory process with midwifery academics, assessors and students. The tool was field-tested in different assessment environments in phase two. Completed assessment forms were statistically analyzed, whilst assessor surveys were analysed using descriptive statistics and qualitative content analysis. Findings Analysis of AMSAT (n = 255) indicates the tool as: internally reliable (Cronbach alpha > .9); valid (eigenvalue of 16.6 explaining 67% of variance); and sensitive (score analysis indicating increased levels of proficiency with progressive student experience). Analysis of surveys (n = 108) found acceptance of the tool for the purpose of summative and formative assessment, and in the provision of feedback to midwifery students on their performance. Conclusion This study demonstrates that the re-developed AMSAT is a valid, reliable and acceptable tool to assess midwifery students’ performance against the Australian Midwife Standards for Practice This user-friendly tool can be used to standardize midwifery student assessment in Australia and enable continued benchmarking across education programs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rights© 2019 Australian College of Midwives. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectClinical assessmenten_US
dc.subjectMidwifery educationen_US
dc.subjectValidationen_US
dc.subjectCompetenceen_US
dc.subjectProfessional standardsen_US
dc.subjectPractice-based learningen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and validation of the Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT) to the Australian Midwife Standards for Practice 2018en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.004en_US
dc.rights.holderAustralian College of Midwivesen_US


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