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Table 5 Distribution of response scores on the subscales of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), in oncology nurses, Tehran, Iran (N = 181)

From: Empathy from the perspective of oncology nurses

IRI subscalea Perspective taking Fantasy Empathic concern Personal distress
Frequency
(%)
Cumulative frequency
(%)
Frequency
(%)
Cumulative frequency
(%)
Frequency
(%)
Cumulative frequency
(%)
Frequency
(%)
Cumulative frequency
(%)
<25 5 (2.8) 5 (2.8) 39 (21.5) 39 (21.5) 12 (6.6) 12 (6.6) 15 (8.3) 15 (8.3)
25–50 67 (37.0) 72 (39.8) 90 (49.7) 129 (71.2) 8 (4.4) 20 (11.0) 64 (35.4) 79 (43.7)
50–75 104 (57.4) 176 (97.3) 51 (28.2) 180 (99.4) 74 (40.9) 94 (51.9) 90 (49.7) 169 (93.4)
75–100 5 (2.8) 181 (100) 1 (0.6) 181 (100) 87 (48.1) 181 (100) 12 (6.6) 181 (100)
Sum 181 (100) ------- 181 (100) ------- 181 (100) ------- 181 (100) ------
  1. aThe scores of the IRI linearly transformed into a 100-point Scale