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Table 1 Items of self-perception (students)

From: Communication skills of medical students: survey of self- and external perception in a longitudinally based trend study

Item: Right now, I feel able to …Rating
a) … 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
b) … organize a conversation coherently and direct the flow of the conversation (structure).
c) … adapt my manner to my counterpart in wording, voice modulation, speech rate, etc. (verbal expression).
d) … motivate my counterpart in the conversation by using non-verbal techniques (non-verbal expression).