"Exploring the Cohesion–Performance Relationship in Inter-professional Healthcare Teams”, Jill Sanko-Steiner, PhD, PI

The primary aim of this study was to explore the relationship between team cohesion and team performance in a simulated medical encounter during a week-long patient safety course. The secondary aim was to develop a tool to measure team cohesion in a healthcare team. The psychometric analysis of the quadripartite tool that was developed to measure cohesion for this study was favorable. Findings with regard to the relationship between cohesion and performance showed a statistically significant relationship (p=.010). Additionally, mid-week measures of cohesion predicted post course measures of cohesion (p<.001).