Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 5

The Effect of Creative Drama Training on Empathy Levels of Dietitians: A Pilot Study

Aydan Ercan1*, Mehtap Akçil Ok2, Selen Müftüoğlu3 and Dilek Memişoğlu4

1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trakya University, Türkiye
2Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health, Baskent University, Türkiye
3Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sciences Ankara Medipol University, Türkiye
4Private Drama Leader, Türkiye

*Corresponding Author: Aydan Ercan, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trakya University, Türkiye.

Received: April 18, 2024; Published: April 25, 2024

Abstract

Objective: To examine the effect of creative drama training on empathy levels of dietitians.

Design: Quasi-experimental

Setting: Baskent University Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Turkey

Participants:16 female subjects who worked as dietitians and were doing graduate studies in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Interventions: The study was carried out in a single group with three applications including before, after, and 4 months after a drama training intervention.

Analysis: The variance test, the general linear model (Pillai’s Trace Multivariate F Test) and Pearson's Correlation Analysis was employed.

Results: The empathic skill and empathic tendency scale scores of the dietitians obtained at the end of the creative drama training (9th week) and 4 months after the training were determined to increase compared to the scores obtained at the outset (p <0.05). The highest mean score was observed at the end of the drama training, which was found to create the difference (9th week). The negative relationship between the empathy scores obtained before the drama training and the working years and age of the dietitians were found to be positive 4 months after the training.

Conclusions and Implications: The creative drama method is lead to positive changes in the empathic behaviors of the dietitians and it will provide considerable benefits in terms of patient-dietitian communication.

Keywords: Creative Drama; Empathic Skill; Empathic Tendency; Dietitian; Healthcare Professionals

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Citation

Citation: Aydan Ercan., et al. “The Effect of Creative Drama Training on Empathy Levels of Dietitians: A Pilot Study".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 8.5 (2024): 47-53.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 Aydan Ercan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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