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  • cognitive
  • The tool relies on the definition of empathy in the context of patient care as a predominately cognitive attribute that involves an understanding of patient's concerns, pain, and suffering, and an intention to help. (psychcentral.com)
  • physician empathy
  • The study was lead by a team of Thomas Jefferson University and Italian researchers who evaluated relationships between physician empathy and clinical outcomes among 20,961 diabetic patients and 242 physicians in Italy. (psychcentral.com)
  • The study is found in the journal Academic Medicine , and serves as a follow-up to a smaller study published in the same journal in March 2011 from Thomas Jefferson University investigating physician empathy and its impact on patient outcomes. (psychcentral.com)
  • In order to more accurately measure empathy, researchers also designed and validated a new instrument to measure physician empathy in the context of medical education and patient care. (psychcentral.com)
  • Investigators found a direct association between a higher physician empathy score and better control of patients' hemoglobin A1c and cholesterol level. (psychcentral.com)
  • Researchers say the results of the study confirm that a validated measure of physician empathy is positively associated with improved clinical care among diabetic patients with acute metabolic. (psychcentral.com)
  • high empathy
  • That earlier study included 891 diabetic patients and 29 physicians and found that patients of physicians with high empathy scores had better clinical outcomes than patients of other physicians with lower scores. (psychcentral.com)
  • clinical
  • An intriguing new study demonstrates that physician sensitivity and empathy is associated with reduced clinical complications and improved outcomes among patients. (psychcentral.com)