Objetives: To know the empathetic orientation of the dentistry students of Finis Terrae University. Materials and methods: This work is a non experimental, descriptive, cross-sectional research. 136 out of 183 students participated who belonged to levels 3°, 4° y 5° of the School Dentistry of Finis Terrae University (Chile) in 2009. The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy was applied. The Shapiro-Wilk normality test and Levene homocedasticity test were performed for the analysis of the data obtained. Subsequently, descriptive statigraphs were considered in all the studied factors and finally average comparison was made through Bifactorial analysis of variance and a Duncan multiple comparison test. Results: Higher scores in the JSPE were obtained in fourth and fifth levels. Women had higher empathy scores than men, and men had more development in empathetic scores in the evaluated levels. Conclusion: Dentistry students of third, fourth and fifth levels from Finis Terrae University had high level of empathy score. Women had the less changes and men had the more changes in the empathetic scores.
|Translated title of the contribution||Measurement of empathetic orientation in Dentistry students|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
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