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Table 2 Items of the CARE questionnaire

From: Details acquired from medical history and patients’ experience of empathy – two sides of the same coin

Item number Description
1 Did the doctor make you feel at ease?
2 Did the doctor let you tell your story?
3 Did the doctor really listen to you?
4 Was the doctor interested in you as a whole person?
5 Did the doctor fully understand your concerns?
6 Did the doctor show care and compassion?
7 Was the doctor positive and encouraging?
8 Did the doctor explain things clearly?
9 Did the doctor help you to find a way to cope with your disease?
10 Did the doctor make a plan of action with you?
  1. Items of the CARE questionnaire translated according to Neumann et al. [21].