Assessment Tools

Below is a list of the assessment tools used by communication teachers collected by tEACH. All of these assessment tools are available to EACH members only through a password protected system. Please login as a member first. By clicking on the link to each tool, you can access a brief description form and then a button inviting you to download the files associated with that tool.

Here are some examples of assessment tools we have collected – please go to the searchable database to find more.

Behaviour Change Counselling Index - English (BECCI)

Behaviour Change Counselling Index - English (BECCI)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Facilitator guide

Instrument to assess practitioners' use of Behaviour Change Counselling in consultations (either real or simulated). Topic covered: Behaviour change strategies; 11 items on a 5-point scale Reference: Lane C, Huws-Thomas M, Hood K, Rollnic..... Read More

Berlin Global Rating (BGR)

Berlin Global Rating (BGR)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Global rating for the observation of student-standardised patient encounters using a 5-point scale (four items) topics coverend: dealing with emotions (empathy), structure of the encounter, verbal expression, nonverbal expression References: S..... Read More

Brown Interview Checklist (BIC)

Brown Interview Checklist (BIC)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Assessment Tool - Self-Assessment

Checklist for the observation of student/doctor-patient/standardised patient interview with yes/no options Topics covered: opening the interview, information gathering, closing the interview, interpersonal skills, patient responses Reference:..... Read More

Calgary Cambridge Assessment Grids English

Calgary Cambridge Assessment Grids English

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Different assessment grida for the observation of student-standardised patient interviews topic covered: initiating the session, gathering information, explanation and planning, providing structure, building relationship, closing the session R..... Read More

Com-On Kommunikation in der Onkologie; Checkliste „Kommunikative Kompetenzen beim Übergang zu palliativer Behandlung“

Com-On Kommunikation in der Onkologie; Checkliste „Kommunikative Kompetenzen beim Übergang zu palliativer Behandlung“

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Two checklists for the observation of doctor-patient interviews using a 5-point scale Topic covered: general communication skills, discuss the shift from curative to palliative care, disclosure of information about clinical trials Reference: ..... Read More

Conectar, Identificar&Comprender, Acordar, Ayudar (CICAA) (Connect, Identify & Understand, Agree, Assist)

Conectar, Identificar&Comprender, Acordar, Ayudar (CICAA) (Connect, Identify & Understand, Agree, Assist)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Spanish language instrument for assessment communication with patients and families in clinical encounters. CICAA skills include (Conectar, Identificar&Comprender, Acordar, Ayudar); (Connect, Identify & Understand, Agree, Assist). Incl..... Read More

Daily Rating Form of Student Clinical Performance

Daily Rating Form of Student Clinical Performance

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Global rating for the observation of student-patient encounters using a 12-point scale Topic covered: Interview, Physical Examination, Problem solving, Investigations, Management, Overall assessment Reference: White DG, Tiberius R, Talbot Y, S..... Read More

Four Habits Coding Scheme

Four Habits Coding Scheme

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Instrument for the observation of provider-patient interviews covering four domains. Three anchored examples are given for different types of behavior each. Anchored examples of the instrument are shown in the article Krupat et al. 2006 (see r..... Read More

Fragebogen zur Arzt-Patient Interaktion FAPI - English

Fragebogen zur Arzt-Patient Interaktion FAPI - English

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient

Instrument for the evaluation of doctor-patient consultations from the patient's perspective using a 5-point scale Topics covered: Giving information, shared decision making, relationship building Reference: Bieber C, Müller KG, Nicola..... Read More

Fragebogen zur Arzt-Patient Interaktion FAPI - German

Fragebogen zur Arzt-Patient Interaktion FAPI - German

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient

Instrument for the evaluation of doctor-patient consultations from the patient's perspective using a 5-point scale Topics covered: Giving information, shared decision making, relationship building Reference: Bieber C, Müller KG, Nicolai ..... Read More

In-training Evaluation Encounter Card

In-training Evaluation Encounter Card

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Brief rating form for observation real learner-patient interactions in clinical settings focused on entire encounter (not specifically communication). Has single items for history taking, physical examination, professional behavior, case presen..... Read More

Kalamazoo Essential Elements Checklist (KCS) and adapted versions

Kalamazoo Essential Elements Checklist (KCS) and adapted versions

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

The Kalamazoo Essential Elements Communication Checklist (KCS) includes 7 core communication competencies and 24 sub-competencies. Learners’ performance is rated on the competencies and sub-competencies using 4 categorical ratings: done well, ..... Read More

Leicester Assessment Video Consultation

Leicester Assessment Video Consultation

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Instrument for the evaluation of video-taped provider-patient consultations. Seven areas of observation with several check boxes plus a grade of overall clinical competence and a set of questions to asked of candidate. Topics covered: interview..... Read More

Liverpool Communication Skills Assessment Scale - English (LCSAS)

Liverpool Communication Skills Assessment Scale - English (LCSAS)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Checklist for the observation of student-patient encounters using a 4-point scale Topics covered: general communication skills, respect and empathy, questions, giving information Refenrece: Humphris GM, Kaney S. The Liverpool Brief Assessment S..... Read More

Liverpool Undergraduate Communication Assessment Scale (LUCAS)

Liverpool Undergraduate Communication Assessment Scale (LUCAS)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Checklist for the observation of student-standardised patient encounters using a 3-point scale topics covered: introduction, general communication skills, professional behaviour and conduct References: Huntley CD, Salmon P, Fisher PL, Fletcher..... Read More

MAAS - Global Rating List for Consultation Skills of Doctors

MAAS - Global Rating List for Consultation Skills of Doctors

Resource type: Facilitator guide

Instrument for the observation of provider-patient encounters including three sections: section 1: communication skills for phases of the encounter; section 2: general communication skills; section 3: medical aspects; 17 items using a 7-point sc..... Read More

Mini Clinical Examination (Mini-CEX)

Mini Clinical Examination (Mini-CEX)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Global rating for the observation of doctor/student-paient encounters, 7 items using a 9-point scale Topic covered: Medical interviewing skills, physical examination skills, humanistic qualities/professionalism, clinical judgment, counseling sk..... Read More

Nijmegen Professionalism Scale - English

Nijmegen Professionalism Scale - English

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Other

Instrument to be completed by trainers and trainees every 3 month, both evaluations are discussed in a one-on-one tutorial; consists of 4 parts: Part 2: professional behaviour towards the patient; part 2: professional behaviour towards other pro..... Read More

Nijmegen Professionalism Scale - Dutch

Nijmegen Professionalism Scale - Dutch

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Other

Instrument to be completed by trainers and trainees every 3 month, both evaluations are discussed in a one-on-one tutorial; consists of 4 parts: Part 2: professional behaviour towards the patient; part 2: professional behaviour towards other pro..... Read More

Observing Patient Involvement (OPTION)

Observing Patient Involvement (OPTION)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Instrument for the observation of provider-patient interviews concerned with shared decision making; 15 items using a 5-point scale A short version of the Observer OPTION with five items is currently in development. The authors are able to rele..... Read More

Palliative Care Clinical Evaluation Exercise (CEX)

Palliative Care Clinical Evaluation Exercise (CEX)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Assessment Tool - Self-Assessment

Two instruments for the observation and self-assessment of provider-patient/family interview in palliative care. Logfile for observers for different interview characteristics (e.g. Discussion Characteristics, Number of Persons Present, Patient C..... Read More

Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale - English (PPOS)

Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale - English (PPOS)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Assessment Tool - Self-Assessment, Assessment Tool - Patient

Instrument to assess orientation of learners, practitioners and patients toward patient centeredness. Answers are based on a 6-point Likert scale with higher scores reflecting more patient-centered attitudes (ranges from 1 to 6).18-items ( two..... Read More

Residents Outpatient Core Competencies Evaluation Forms

Residents Outpatient Core Competencies Evaluation Forms

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Assessment Tool - Patient

six evaluation forms to assess family medicine residents' outpatient encounters plus additional material about core competencies to be assessed topics covered: clinical acumen, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, business practice..... Read More

Revised UIC Communication and Interpersonal Skills (RUCIS)

Revised UIC Communication and Interpersonal Skills (RUCIS)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient, Other

Questionnaire to evaluate the doctor-standardised patient encounter from the patient perspective using 13 quesitons with 4 to 5 answering options each topics covered: relationship building, patient perspective, giving information, physical exam..... Read More

Rochester Communication Rating Scale

Rochester Communication Rating Scale

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient, Other

Instrument to assess student-standardized patient interview from the patient perspective, using 19 items on a 6-point scale topics covered: Exploring patient problems and concerns, relationship building, gathering information, giving informatio..... Read More

Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS)

Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Coding scheme for the analysis of provider-patient interviews; quantitative method for measuring individual categories of speaker talks talk and patient-centeredness scores; qualitative analysis allow for tagging, indexing and selected transcrip..... Read More

SEGUE Framework

SEGUE Framework

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Instrument for the observation of provider-patient interviews; 32 items with yes/no options divided in six domains. Topics covered: set the stage, elicit information, give information, understand the patient's perspective, end the encount..... Read More

Standardized Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (SPSQ)

Standardized Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (SPSQ)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient

10 item form assesses simulated patient's (SP) satisfaction with the student’s communication and interpersonal skills during the learner-SP encounters. It is composed of nine of the ten American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Patient S..... Read More

Structured Communication Adolescent Guide - English (SCAG)

Structured Communication Adolescent Guide - English (SCAG)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient, Other

Checklist to evaluate the doctor-patient encounter from the adolescent patient perspective using a 3-point scale Topics covered: beginning the consultation, gathering information, teen alone, life styles, closing the consultation Reference: Bl..... Read More

Structured Communication Adolescent Guide - French (SCAG/GCAS)

Structured Communication Adolescent Guide - French (SCAG/GCAS)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient

Checklist to evaluate the doctor-patient encounter from the adolescent patient perspective using a 3-point scale Topics covered: beginning the consultation, gathering information, teen alone, life styles, closing the consultation Reference: Bl..... Read More

Structured Communication Adolescent Guide - Spanish (SCAG/GECA)

Structured Communication Adolescent Guide - Spanish (SCAG/GECA)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient

Checklist to evaluate the doctor-patient encounter from the adolescent patient perspective using a 3-point scale Topics covered: beginning the consultation, gathering information, teen alone, life styles, closing the consultation Reference: Bl..... Read More

Behaviour Change Counselling Index - Spanish (BECCI)

Behaviour Change Counselling Index - Spanish (BECCI)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Instrument to assess practitioners’ use of Behaviour Change Counselling in consultations (either real or simulated). Topic covered: Behaviour change strategies; 11 items on a 5-point scale Reference: Lane C, Huws-Thomas M, Hood K, Rollnick S..... Read More

Calgary Cambridge Leitfaden für das medizinische Interview - German

Calgary Cambridge Leitfaden für das medizinische Interview - German

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Rating instrument with 28 items on a five-point scale with anchor examples. Items are grouped into the following sections: initiating the coversation, gathering information, understanding the patient perspective, providing structure, relationshi..... Read More

Common Ground Assessment Instrument - Dutch (CGAI)

Common Ground Assessment Instrument - Dutch (CGAI)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Guidelines for using global rating forms for observing learner-patient interactions. Assesses six categories of Core Communications Skills including rapport, information management, agenda setting, active listening for the patient’s perspecti..... Read More

Common Ground Assessment Instrument - English (CGAI)

Common Ground Assessment Instrument - English (CGAI)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Guidelines for using global rating forms for observing learner-patient interactions. Assesses six categories of Core Communications Skills including rapport, information management, agenda setting, active listening for the patient’s perspecti..... Read More

Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS) Scale for the assessment of residents’ communication competence

Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS) Scale for the assessment of residents’ communication competence

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Patient

18 item rating form focused on patient-centered communication and interpersonal skills of residents interacting with simulated patients in OSCE stations. Items are rated using 5 point scales. Yudkowsky R, Alseidi A, Cintron J. Beyond fulfillin..... Read More

Liverpool Communication Skills Assessment Scale - Italian (LCSAS)

Liverpool Communication Skills Assessment Scale - Italian (LCSAS)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer

Checklist for the observation of student-patient encounters using a 4-point scale Topics covered: general communication skills, respect and empathy, questions, giving information Reference: Humphris GM, Kaney S. The Liverpool Brief Assessment S..... Read More

Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale - German (PPOS-D12)

Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale - German (PPOS-D12)

Resource type: Assessment Tool - Observer, Assessment Tool - Self-Assessment, Assessment Tool - Patient

Instrument to assess orientation of learners, practitioners and patients toward patient centeredness. Answers are based on a 6-point Likert scale with higher scores reflecting more patient-centered attitudes (ranges from 1 to 6).18-items ( two..... Read More