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Analysis of the empathic concern subscale of the emotional response questionnaire in a study evaluating the impact of a 3D cultural simulation

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Everson, N and Levett-Jones, T and Pitt, V and Lapkin, S and Van Der Riet, P and Rossiter, R and Jones, D and Gilligan, C and Courtney Pratt, H, Analysis of the empathic concern subscale of the emotional response questionnaire in a study evaluating the impact of a 3D cultural simulation, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 15, (1) Article 20170003. ISSN 2194-5772 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1515/ijnes-2017-0003

Abstract

Empathic concern has been found to decline in health professional students. Few effective educational programs and a lack of validated scales are reported. Previous analysis of the Empathic Concern scale of the Emotional Response Questionnaire has reported both one and two latent constructs. Aim To evaluate the impact of simulation on nursing studentsí empathic concern and test the psychometric properties of the Empathic Concern scale. Methods The study used a one group pre-test post-test design with a convenience sample of 460 nursing students. Empathic concern was measured pre-post simulation with the Empathic Concern scale. Factor Analysis was undertaken to investigate the structure of the scale. Results There was a statistically significant increase in Empathic Concern scores between pre-simulation 5.57 (SD = 1.04) and post-simulation 6.10 (SD = 0.95). Factor analysis of the Empathic Concern scale identified one latent dimension. Conclusion Immersive simulation may promote empathic concern. The Empathic Concern scale measured a single latent construct in this cohort.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:empathetic-concern, compassion, simulation, culture
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teaching and Instruction Technologies
UTAS Author:Courtney Pratt, H (Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt)
ID Code:125675
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2018-04-30
Last Modified:2019-04-01
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