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Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral

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Abstract

HUBERMAN CASAS, Joyce; RODRIGUEZ HOPP, María Paz; GONZALEZ PROVIDELL, Sergio  and  PATRICIO DIAZ NARVAEZ, Víctor. Empathetic orientation levels in odontology students of the Universidad del Desarrollo, sede Santiago (Chile). Rev. Clin. Periodoncia Implantol. Rehabil. Oral [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.3, pp.169-174. ISSN 0719-0107.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.piro.2014.11.001.

Objective To determine the empathetic orientation levels of 1st to 5th year Odontology students studying in the German Clinic Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago), taking into account the year and sex of the students. Material and methods Empathetic orientation was measured in the odontology students using the Jefferson Empathy Scale, Spanish version for Students (version S) validated culturally in Chile. The data on the levels analyzed were compared by means of a three-way variance analysis (Model III). Results There were no statistically significant differences in empathetic orientation between the different years. It could be observed that females had higher levels of empathy compared to males. Conclusions Odontology students (independent of level and/or year) have a high level of empathetic orientation. Females have a higher level of empathetic orientation than males.

Keywords : Empathy; Jefferson medical empathy scale; Empathetic orientation; Odontology students; Universidad del Desarrollo.

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