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Assessment of Interpersonal Communication Skills and Associated Factors among Students atParamedical FacultyofKermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2015


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Communication Skillsare helping behaviorsin relations between people for the needs expressionand the goals acheivment. The purposes of communication in medical sciences are education, support, or treatment concerning patients. Due to special status of these skills in the relationship between patient and medical staff, this study were performed to evaluate the interpersonal Communication Skills and related factors among Students atKermanshah.Faculty of Paramedical Sciences in 2015. In this cross-sectional study, 196 paramedical sciences Students were studied by stratified sampling method. The research involved collecting data from a questionnaire on interpersonal Communication Skills that its validity and reliability was confirmed. The collected data were then analyzed by SPSS version 20, independent t-test, and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Afterwards, the mean score of the StudentsCommunication Skills was estimated 111. 42 ± 14. 6; the boys and girls’ mean score was 112. 78 ± 13. 38 and 114. 32 ± 11. 64, respectively, that significant difference was not observed (P = 0/45). But a significant correlation was found between mean scores of Students with the field of study (P = 0/01). Therefore, the results showed that the Students’ field of study was one of the factors that affected the level of interpersonal and Communication Skills of Paramedical Sciences Students. On the other hand, these Students’ capabilities in communicating skills were moderate, hence holding special training courses to improve Communication Skills should be considered.


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