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dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Ronanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWhiten, Susieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, David Wen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-09T14:06:13Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-09T14:06:13Zen_UK
dc.date.issued2002-06en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/10307-
dc.description.abstractAim The study's first aim was to assess the emotional impact of cadaver dissection on first year medical students using the newly developed Appraisal of Life Events Scale (ALE). Its secondary aim was to evaluate the validity of the ALE by comparing it with the Impact of Events Scale (IOE). Setting Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biology, University of St. Andrews. Subjects and Method Appraisal of Life Events and Impact of Events data were obtained from 114 UK medical students 4 weeks after their first cadaver dissecting class. Main outcome measures referred to the ALE and IOE scales. Results The students rated the experience as largely positive, registering significantly higher scores on the ALE challenge factor than on ALE threat or ALE loss. Significant correlations between ALE threat and loss scores and IOE intrusions and avoidance scores were noted. Conclusion The results indicate that medical students do not report their first exposure to cadaver dissection as an aversive experience. Instead, as the ALE results confirm, they found it to be a positive and challenging life event. The ALE appears to be a useful instrument in assessing positive and negative emotional reactions to significant life events.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_UK
dc.relationO'Carroll R, Whiten S, Jackson D & Sinclair DW (2002) Assessing the emotional impact of cadaver dissection on medical students, Medical Education, 36 (6), pp. 550-554. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01235.x.en_UK
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dc.subjectCadaveren_UK
dc.subjectdissectionen_UK
dc.subjectpsychologyen_UK
dc.subjecteducationen_UK
dc.subjectmedicalen_UK
dc.subjectundergraduatesen_UK
dc.subjectmethodsen_UK
dc.subjectpsychologyen_UK
dc.subjectemotionsen_UK
dc.subjectlife change eventsen_UK
dc.titleAssessing the emotional impact of cadaver dissection on medical studentsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-01en_UK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01235.xen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleMedical Educationen_UK
dc.citation.issn1365-2923en_UK
dc.citation.issn0308-0110en_UK
dc.citation.volume36en_UK
dc.citation.issue6en_UK
dc.citation.spage550en_UK
dc.citation.epage554en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailronan.ocarroll@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-0036274785en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid747098en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5130-291Xen_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2012-12-07en_UK
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