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Factors Influencing Patient-Centeredness among Korean Nursing Students: Empathy and Communication Self-Efficacy

by 1 and 2,*
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Department of Nursing, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Wonju-si 26403, Korea
2
College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon 21936, Korea
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Academic Editor: Susan Ka Yee Chow
Healthcare 2021, 9(6), 727; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9060727
Received: 7 May 2021 / Revised: 6 June 2021 / Accepted: 10 June 2021 / Published: 12 June 2021
In recent years, there is a growing tendency in the extent to which patients wish to be actively involved in processes related to their healthcare and relevant decision-making. This was a cross sectional study. We examined undergraduate nursing students’ patient-centeredness and investigated its associated factors including empathy and communication self-efficacy using a structured questionnaire. A total of 201 undergraduate nursing students who provided written consent to participate in the study completed measures on patient-centeredness (sharing and caring), empathy (fantasy, perspective taking, personal distress, and empathic concern), and communication self-efficacy. The factors affecting patient-centeredness were analyzed using multiple regression. Communication self-efficacy affected patient-centered sharing, while age, empathy (fantasy, personal distress, empathic concern), and communication self-efficacy affected patient-centered caring. Empathy and communication self-efficacy positively affected patient-centeredness. Therefore, strategies that promote empathy and communication self-efficacy are needed to increase patient-centered care competency. View Full-Text
Keywords: nursing student; patient-centered; empathy; communication; self-efficacy nursing student; patient-centered; empathy; communication; self-efficacy
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Jeon, J.; Choi, S. Factors Influencing Patient-Centeredness among Korean Nursing Students: Empathy and Communication Self-Efficacy. Healthcare 2021, 9, 727. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9060727

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Jeon J, Choi S. Factors Influencing Patient-Centeredness among Korean Nursing Students: Empathy and Communication Self-Efficacy. Healthcare. 2021; 9(6):727. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9060727

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Jeon, Jaehee, and Seunghye Choi. 2021. "Factors Influencing Patient-Centeredness among Korean Nursing Students: Empathy and Communication Self-Efficacy" Healthcare 9, no. 6: 727. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9060727

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