Malaysian medical students' self-reported empathy: A cross-sectional comparative study

Brett Anthony Williams, Sivalal Sadasivan, Amudha Kadirvelu

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to compare empathy levels between first year and second year medical students at a Malaysian University. Setting: A Malaysian University offering undergraduate medicine. Participants: 204 undergraduate medical students were included in the data analysis (122 first years, and 102 second years). Main outcome measure: Self-reported empathy scores using the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (Student Version) JSPE-S. Results: The mean empathy score for first year students was 112.1(SD=10.7). This was significantly higher (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76 - 80
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume70
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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