Objective: This study evaluated the learning effects and examined the participants’ perceptions of an interprofessional shared decision-making (IP-SDM) training program. Methods: This mixed-method study used a quasi-experimental pretest–posttest design in the quantitative phase and semi-structured interviews in the qualitative phase. The 6-week curriculum design, based on Kolb's experiential learning cycle, consisted of two simulated objective structured clinical examinations with standardized patients and blended teaching methods through various course modules. Results: A total of 39 multidisciplinary healthcare personnel completed the 6-week training program, and 32 of them participated in qualitative interviews. The IP-SDM training program effectively improved the SDM process competency of the participants from the perspectives of the participants, standardized patients, and clinical teachers. The interviews illustrated how the curriculum design enhanced learning; the effectiveness results indicated improvements in learners’ attitude, knowledge, skills, and teamwork. Conclusion: This IP-SDM training program improved multidisciplinary healthcare personnel's competency, self-efficacy, and intention to engage in IP-SDM. Practice implications: Applying Kolb's experiential learning cycle and blended teaching methods to develop and implement the IP-SDM training program can improve multidisciplinary healthcare personnel's knowledge, attitude, skills, and teamwork in IP-SDM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3287-3297
Number of pages11
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue number11
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Interprofessional
  • Medical education
  • Mixed-method study
  • Objective structured clinical examination
  • Shared decision-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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