publication . Article . 2014

Confidence and Use of Communication Skills in Medical Students

Mahnaz Jalalvandi; Akhtar Jamali; Ali Taghipoor-Zahir; Mohammad-Reza Sohrabi;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Novelty in Biomedicine, volume 2, issue 2, pages 53-58 (issn: 2345-3346, eissn: 2345-3907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
<h2><strong>Background: </strong>Well-designed interventions can improve the communication skills of physicians. Since the understanding of the current situation is essential for designing effective interventions, this study was performed to determine medical interns’ confidence and use of communication skills.</h2><p><strong>M</strong><strong>aterials and Methods: </strong>This descriptive-analytical study was performed in spring 2013 within 3 branches of Islamic Azad University (Tehran, Mashhad, and Yazd), on 327 randomly selected interns. Data gathering instrument was a questionnaire with 14 items for confidence and 17 items for use of communication skills. D...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: confidence, communication skills, medical students, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920
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