Outcomes Of A Culturally Competent Curriculum (OCCC)
 

*ABOUT THE OCCC©

Application:
The OCCC is designed to evaluate the existence of cultural concepts taught in a health professions’ curriculum. It is specifically intended for the following health professions: Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. With modifications, the OCCC can be used with other allied health professions.

Description:
The OCCC is a tool to evaluate the existence of cultural concepts taught in specific courses in a heath professions’ curriculum. It is based Campinha-Bacote’s model of cultural competence, The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services, and is comprised of 44 behavioral item/outcomes addressing the five constructs of cultural awareness, cultural desire, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, and cultural encounters.

Development Of The Instrument:
The OCCC was developed by Dr. Campinha-Bacote in 2008 while working as a consultant on several HRSA grants whose objective was to evaluate nursing curriculums for the presence/absence of cultural content.

Obtaining a Copy of the OCCC for Review Purposes Only: The OCCC is available for review and personal use only by purchasing the book, “The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services, 5th Edition (2007), authored by Campinha-Bacote (order form link). There are additional requirements and a fee associated with use of the OCCC beyond a personal self-assessment (see Permission to Use OCCC and Cost of Using OCCC).

Permission To Use OCCC© In A Study/Project:
The OCCC is copyrighted and formal permission and a fee is required before the tool can be used. To obtain permission to use the OCCC, please mail (no fax/email) your request to Dr. Josepha Campinha-Bacote at 11108 Huntwicke Place, Cincinnati; Ohio 45241. In your request, please include the title of your project, purpose, target population, specific time frame of use (specific dates), method of administration (personally hand-administered or non-hand-administered), study design (i.e. one-time testing or pre/post test design) and a money order (US Dollars only) or check (US Dollars and drawn from a US Bank) for fees associated with your method of administration (see Cost of Using OCCC). Dr. Campinha-Bacote will return a letter granting permission to use the tool, articulate specific terms regarding use of the tool and include the number of tools if being used in a hand-administered pencil/paper format or internal/external mailings. Only one copy of the tool will be provided if the request is for online/electronic administration or to be translated. You can utilize this copy for conversion into an electronic format or to translate, if granted permission, into another language for the designated time granted.

Permission To Submit OCCC For A Proposal (I.E., Institutional Review Board (IRB), Research Committee, Academic Proposal):
The OCCC is copyrighted and formal permission and a fee is required before the tool can be submitted in a proposal.  To obtain permission to use the OCCC, please mail (no fax/email) your request to Dr. Josepha Campinha-Bacote at 11108 Huntwicke Place, Cincinnati; Ohio 45241.  In your request, please include the title of your project, specific time frame you plan to submit the tool in the proposal, method of administration (personally hand-delivered to the committee or non-hand-delivered, which includes all other formats; such as electronic submission, internal/external mailings, etc.), and a money order (US Dollars only) or check  (US Dollars and drawn from a US Bank) for fees associated with your method of your submission (see Cost of Using OCCC).  Dr. Campinha-Bacote will return a letter granting permission to use the tool, articulate specific terms regarding use of the tool and include the number of tools requested.  Only one copy of the tool will be provided if the request is for online/electronic administration.

Permission To Translate OCCC:
A formal letter of request is required to translate the OCCC into another language, with the understanding that: 1) there will only be one copy of the OCCC that will be sent for translation when permission is granted and the researcher must pay, in advance, for the number of translated copies that will be used in the study; 2) there must be psychometric rigor in translating each of the items on the OCCC to its original meaning; 3) the translated copy must be sent to Dr. Campinha-Bacote; 4) the name of the tool and Dr. Campinha-Bacote’s name as the author of the tool is to be put on all translated versions exactly as it appears on the English version; 5) Dr. Campinha-Bacote will retain the copyright ownership of all translated versions of the OCCC; and 6) the translated version of the OCCC is for a one-time use and any further/future use of the translated version in any studies, publications, presentations or any other use, cannot be done without first seeking and obtaining written permission from Dr. Campinha-Bacote.

Cost Of Using OCCC:
There is a fee of $8.00 per tool when the researcher personally completes the one-time evaluation template by hand or if the researcher hand-administers, in a pencil/paper format, an onsite pencil/paper distribution to a group of subjects/participants to evaluate a curriculum or cultural content.  In this personally hand-administered format, the OCCC is to be personally (face-to-face) hand-distributed to each subject/participant and then personally collected immediately following the subjects’/participants’ completion of the OCCC.  There is a fee of $20 fee per subject access when non-personally hand-administering the tool in all other formats (e.g.,  electronically; internal or external mailing; online secure format for a training program, in-service educational program, academic course or continuing education offering; an external postal mailing offsite or internal mailing distribution or any form of administration that is not personally hand-administered to each subject/participant and then personally collected immediately following the subjects’/participants’ completion of the OCCC).  Fees associated with this tool are for a one-pant-in-time use/distribution and not for unlimited use to evaluate the same curriculum.  Permission is required for further use of the OCCC in any additional projects related or unrelated to its initial use.  Please use an order form when purchasing the OCCC (order form).

PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE OCCC

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*Duplication/Copying Of OCCC: The OCCC is copyrighted and therefore cannot be duplicated/copied without written permission from the author, Dr. Josepha Campinha-Bacote, or her designee. Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates has a policy regarding the unauthorized use of this copyrighted tool.