Analysis of the empathic concern subscale of the emotional response questionnaire in a study evaluating the impact of a 3D cultural simulation

Naleya Everson, Tracy Levett-Jones, Victoria Pitt, Samuel Lapkin, Pamela Van der Riet, Rachel Rossiter, Donovan Jones, Conor Gilligan, Helen Courtney-Pratt

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Abstract

Background Empathic concern has been found to decline in health professional students. Few effective educational programs and a lack of validated scales are reported. Previous analysis of the Empathic Concern scale of the Emotional Response Questionnaire has reported both one and two latent constructs. Aim To evaluate the impact of simulation on nursing students' empathic concern and test the psychometric properties of the Empathic Concern scale. Methods The study used a one group pre-test post-test design with a convenience sample of 460 nursing students. Empathic concern was measured pre-post simulation with the Empathic Concern scale. Factor Analysis was undertaken to investigate the structure of the scale. Results There was a statistically significant increase in Empathic Concern scores between pre-simulation 5.57 (SD = 1.04) and post-simulation 6.10 (SD = 0.95). Factor analysis of the Empathic Concern scale identified one latent dimension. Conclusion Immersive simulation may promote empathic concern. The Empathic Concern scale measured a single latent construct in this cohort.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20170003
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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