Background: Teaching Evidence-based practice (EBP) should be evaluated and guided by evidence of its own effectiveness. As educators implementing EBP training, they need instruments to evaluate the learning outcomes of trainees. For that reason, to develop a reliable and minimal time-consuming instrument is necessary. Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of an EBP evaluation instrument, the Taipei Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (TEBPQ). Methods: The content validity index (CVI) and Cronbach's αwere used to analyze the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. After that, a two parallel group (novice and experienced learner) study design for was designed to determine the construct validity of the instrument. Results: Taipei Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (TEBPQ) contained 26 self-report questions, which includes domain of ‘Ask’ (5 items), ‘Acquire’ (7 items), ‘Appraisal’ (4 items), ‘Apply’ (6 items) and ‘Attitude’ (4 items) of evidence-based practice, and learners’ basic characteristics. The overall CVI of TEBPQ was 0.9; while Cronbach's α was 0.87. The construct validity showed that all p values were significant (p<0.05) among 5 domains. Conclusions: The results indicated that the TEBPQ is an instrument with good validity and reliability for evaluating the effectiveness of EBP education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-744
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Educational Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


  • evidence-based practice (EBP)
  • continuing medical education
  • reliability
  • validity
  • instrument development


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