Document Type : Original Article


1 Departments of Medical Education

2 Department of Medical Education, Edge Hill University Medical School, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK

3 Departments of Medical Education Education Development Center, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran

4 Health Professions Education Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Departments of Medical Education and Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

5 Departments of Medical Education Education Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


BACKGROUND: Organizational capacity development is an important outcome of faculty
development programs, but there is a lack of an appropriate instrument for its evaluation.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop a questionnaire to evaluate the
organizational capacity development for faculty development programs and to test its psychometrics.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The initial capacity development for faculty development
questionnaire (CDQ‑FD) of 26 items was developed based on a literature review and opinion
of experts. Content validity ratio (CVR), content validity index (CVI), content validity index for
items (I‑CVI), and the content validity index for scales (S‑CVI) were computed for content validity.
Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) were performed for construct
RESULTS: The score for CVR, CVI, I‑CVI, and S‑CVI was 0.71, 0.83, 0.87, and 0.90, respectively.
EFA resulted in a three‑factor model with total variance extraction of 64%. Cronbach’s alpha and
Spearman Brown coefficient were investigated for reliability assessment. The Cronbach’s alpha of
overall scale was 0.8 and the test‑retest reliability of the overall scale was 0.78. The final CDQ‑FD
contained 21 items and three categories.
CONCLUSIONS: The CDQ‑FD questionnaire appears to be a valid and reliable instrument for the
evaluation of organizational capacity development for faculty development in the medical education.


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