The Patient-Centredness Multi-Choice Questionnaire: developing an instrument for the measurement of patient-centredness in student nurses

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An earlier paper by the writer reported on the construction and administration of an instrument for the measurement of therapeutic attitudes in student nurses This paper continues that work by producing a short, appropriate and easily administered test, known as the Patient-Centredness Multi-Choice Questionnaire The instrument was tested for validity and reliability, and was piloted on a large group of new Project 2000 students from several colleges and institutes of nursing, to produce a database for use in further studies

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