Background: Secondary spinal injury induced in trauma patients during transfer is of major concern. The logroll technique is used to transfer immobilize patients in many trauma centers. Healthcare trainees require a reliable objective tool for ensuring high competency and safety when handling trauma patients. This study aimed to develop and validate a novel method for assessing and evaluating the log-roll technique. Methods: This experimental validation study was conducted at the clinical skill lab of the Faculty of Medicine of Umm Al-Qura University from March 2018 to July 2019. A log-roll technique assessment sheet was developed using revised input from 20 content experts, current guidelines, and relevant literature. Simulated trials were filmed and reviewed by 10 content experts using the index and reference tests. Content validity, concurrent validity, internal consistency, and reliability were tested against the modified Global Rating Scale (GRS). Results: The current sheet was valid, reliable, and internally consistent compared to the GRS. The concurrent validity coefficient between the two scales was 0.75 (p < 0.01), internal consistency coefficients were >0.64 (p < 0.01), and reliability coefficient was >0.75 (p < 0.01). Conclusion: The log-roll technique assessment sheet is a valid and reliable tool for testing trainee competency at performing the log-roll technique. This tool might be helpful for training healthcare professionals to handle trauma patients.
Keywords: Assessment tool, log-roll technique, spine trauma, trauma training