A longitudinal study of cultural competence among health science faculty

J Cult Divers. 2010 Summer;17(2):68-72.


The purpose of this study was to measure the process of cultural competence over time in a group of Health Science Faculty teaching nursing and other allied health students. Faculty (n=28) were administered the Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals (IAPCC) prior to a cultural competence workshop, immediately after the workshop, and again at three months, six months and 12 months. The mean scores increased significantly with each administration of the IAPCC from the pretest administration (52.17) to the 12 month administration (59.71) demonstrating new knowledge related to cultural competence as a process.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Allied Health Occupations / education
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Awareness
  • Cultural Competency* / education
  • Cultural Competency* / organization & administration
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Educational Measurement
  • Faculty, Nursing* / standards
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Oral Hygiene / education
  • Program Evaluation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Time Factors