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: 2010  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 305-

Further Confirmation of the Psychometric Properties of Responses to the Psychological Medicine Inventory -Student Version


YG Bachner1, N O'Rourke2, H Castel3, T Kushnir1 
1 Department of Sociology of Health, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
2 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (BC), Canada
3 Soroka University Medical Center, Be’er Sheva, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Y G Bachner
Department of Sociology of Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105
Israel

Context: The Psychological Medicine Inventory (PMI) was first developed to measure physicians«SQ» reported interest level, confidence and perceived ability to address the psychological aspects of patient care. A student version of this scale has since been proposed (PMI-S). Objective: To further examine the psychometric properties of responses to this student version and to confirm a 2-factor response structure. Methods: A total of 213 first-year medical students at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev participated in this study. They completed the PMI-S (translated into Hebrew) and a socio-demographic questionnaire. The viability of the 2-factor structure of PMI-S responses was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Findings: Consistent with the original English language version, CFA supported a 2-factor solution (i.e., psychological abilities and psychological sensitivity). All goodness-of-fit indices were found to be within ideal parameters. Discussion and conclusions: Results of this study suggest that the PMI-S can be used to assess psychosocial competence and abilities of medical students and to evaluate the effectiveness of psycho-educational programs aimed at improving their psychosocial abilities.


How to cite this article:
Bachner Y G, O'Rourke N, Castel H, Kushnir T. Further Confirmation of the Psychometric Properties of Responses to the Psychological Medicine Inventory -Student Version.Educ Health 2010;23:305-305


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Bachner Y G, O'Rourke N, Castel H, Kushnir T. Further Confirmation of the Psychometric Properties of Responses to the Psychological Medicine Inventory -Student Version. Educ Health [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Mar 30 ];23:305-305
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