Revista Salud Uninorte
Print version ISSN 0120-5552
RIVERA UGALDE, Ignacio; ARRATIA BULBOA, Romaneth; ZAMORANO ARANCIBIA, Alejandro and DIAZ NARVAEZ, Victor Patricio. Measurement of empathetic orientation in Dentistry students. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.1, pp. 63-72. ISSN 0120-5552.
Objetives: To know the empathetic orientation of the dentistry students of Finis Terrae University. Subjects 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 empathy was applied. The Shapiro-Wilk normality test and homocedasticidad Levene homocedasticity Levene test was were performed for the analysis of the data obtained. Subsequently, considered descriptive statisticians descriptive statigraphs were considered in all the studied factors and finally average comparison comparing mean was made through an Bifactorial analysis of variance Bifactorial and a test Duncan multiple comparison test of Duncan. Results: Higher scores in the JSPE was were obtained in fourth and fifth levels. Women"s had higuer higher empathy scores than men"s, and men"s had more development in empa-thetic 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"s had the less changes and men"s had the more changes in the empathetic scores.
Keywords : Dentistry; professional education; empathy; empathetic orientation.