The Patient-Centredness Multi-Choice Questionnaire: developing an instrument for the measurement of patient-centredness in student nurses

J Adv Nurs. 1993 Jan;18(1):120-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1993.18010120.x.


An earlier paper by the writer reported on the construction and administration of an instrument for the measurement of therapeutic attitudes in student nurses. This paper continues that work by producing a short, appropriate and easily administered test, known as the Patient-Centredness Multi-Choice Questionnaire. The instrument was tested for validity and reliability, and was piloted on a large group of new Project 2000 students from several colleges and institutes of nursing, to produce a database for use in further studies.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Empathy*
  • Employee Performance Appraisal / methods
  • Employee Performance Appraisal / standards*
  • Humans
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*