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Empathy in Iranian medical students: A preliminary psychometric analysis and differences by gender and year of medical school.

Authors
  • Rahimi-Madiseh, Mohammad1
  • Tavakol, Mohsen
  • Dennick, Reg
  • Nasiri, Jafar
  • 1 Educational Development Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Science, Iran. [email protected] , (Iran)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Teacher
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
32
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2010.509419
PMID: 21039088
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Persian version of JSPE is a psychometrically sound instrument to measure empathy. Cultural backgrounds and pedagogical practice may influence medical students' attitudes towards empathy. Some recommendations are made, and the study limitations are discussed.

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