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Table 1 Items of the self-perception rating (students)

From: Communication skills of medical students during the OSCE: Gender-specific differences in a longitudinal trend study

Item: Right now, I feel able to….. Rating
1.) … answer sympathetically to the verbal and non-verbal cues and needs of my counterpart (empathy) 1 = completely disagree;
2 = rather disagree;
3 = partly accept;
4 = rather agree;
5 = agree;
6 = completely agree
2.) … organize a conversation coherently and direct the flow of the conversation (structure)
3.) … adapt my manner to my counterpart in wording, voice modulation, speech rate etc. (verbal expression)
4.) … motivate my counterpart in the conversation by using non-verbal techniques (non-verbal expression)