This manuscript reports on the original research that developed and tested an instrument to quantify basic communication skills of students in healthcare and human service education programs. Potential uses of this instrument include its use as a pre- and post-test assessment of instruction intended to improve communication skills and/or as another criteria for admission into healthcare and human service education programs. Results of this study indicate that the instrument has value in assessing communication skills.
Johnston J, Fidelia L, Robinson KW, Killion JB, Behrens P. An Instrument for Assessing Communication Skills of Healthcare and Human Services Students. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2012 Oct 01;10(4), Article 6.