Health  Vol.8 No.1 , January 2016
Levels of Empathy among Dental Students in Five Chilean Universities
Abstract: Aim: To compare empathic levels among dental students of five Dental Faculties in Chile. Material and Methods: Empathic orientation of dental students was measured using the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy, the Spanish version for students (S version), validated in Chile and culturally adapted to dental students. The data were compared using analysis of variance trifactorial (model III) and by a discriminant analysis. Results: It was found that differences exist between universities empathic orientation, courses, and gender. Conclusions: The results showed a great variability of empathetic guidance values on the factors studied. Discriminant test confirm the similarity and differences found among faculties from the data matrix provided by the scale used. It is not possible in this investigation to explain the variability found.
Cite this paper: Díaz-Narváez, V. , Núñez, A. , Carrasco, D. , Bustos, A. , Zamorano, A. , Silva, H. , Tagle, E. , Hubermann, J. , Utsman, R. , Reyes, A. (2016) Levels of Empathy among Dental Students in Five Chilean Universities. Health, 8, 32-41. doi: 10.4236/health.2016.81005.

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