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BERMEJO HIGUERA, José Carlos; CARABIAS MAZA, Rosa  y  VILLACIEROS DURBAN, Marta. Effect of a counseling course on the choice of spontaneous response and empathetic response identification by nursury students. Gerokomos [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.1, pp.23-28. ISSN 1134-928X.

Objective: to determine spontaneous response tendency in emotionally conflictive simulated situations by nursery students before and after attending a counseling subject. Method: pretest-posttest cuasiexperimental study with a group of 78 nursing students. They were applied a spontaneous response choice test before and after studying a subject on counseling. There were 50 participants that answered the pre-test and 75 the post-test. The answer choice out of 6 posibilities was evaluated. T test was performed for related samples and for independent samples. Chi square test to observe response distribution; 95% confidence interval. Results: previous to studying this subject, students spontaneously selected empathetic response in 9% of the cases while after the end of the study in 43% occasions. The initial 33% of support-consolation responses decreased to 10%; the 30% problem-solving responses decreased to 19% and the 18% evaluation or moral judgement responses decreased to 11%; the 8% of initial investigation responses increased to 12%; differences between averages pre and post-test were statistically significant. Conclusions: Results point to counseling training utility as a learning method for empathetic response.

Palabras clave : Spontaneous response; simulated situations; counseling; empathetic response; healthcare professionals; communication skills.

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