Validation of the Rainbow Model of Integrated Care Measurement Tool in Parkinson's Disease

the MDS Study Group on Management of Movement Disorders: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Care

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Background: Integrated care is essential for improving the management and health outcomes for people with Parkinson's disease (PD); reliable and objective measures of care integration are few. Objective: The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Rainbow Model of Integrated Care Measurement Tool (RMIC-MT, provider version) for healthcare professionals involved in PD care. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered online to an international network representing 95 neurology centers across 41 countries and 588 healthcare providers. Exploratory factor analysis with principal axis extraction method was used to assess construct validity. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate model fit of the RMIC-MT provider version. Cronbach's alpha was used to assess the internal consistency reliability. Results: Overall, 371 care providers (62% response rate) participated in this study. No item had psychometric sensitivity problems. Nine factors (professional coordination, cultural competence, triple aims outcome, system coordination, clinical coordination, technical competence, community-centeredness, person-centeredness, and organizational coordination) with 42 items were determined by exploratory factor analysis. Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.76 (clinical coordination) to 0.94 (system coordination) and showed significant correlation among all items in the scale (>0.4), indicating good internal consistency reliability. The confirmatory factor analysis model passed most goodness-of-fit tests, thereby confirming the factor structure of nine categories with a total of 40 items. Conclusions: The results provide evidence for the construct validity and other psychometric properties of the provider version of the RMIC-MT to measure integrated care in PD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1253-1261
Number of pages9
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2023


  • Parkinson's disease
  • integrated care
  • interprofessional collaboration
  • measurement tool
  • movement disorders
  • multidisciplinary team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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