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Title: Use of the Internet by Sudanese doctors and medical students
Authors: Ahmed, A.M.
Yousif, E.
Abdalla, M.E.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: Patterns of use of the Internet were investigated by a questionnaire survey of 102 hospital doctors and 123 medical students in Khartoum, Sudan, in January 2005. More doctors [84.3%] had used the Internet than had students [78.9%]. Half of consultants [55.0%] used the Internet daily, compared with only 18.2% of junior doctors. Many consultants and junior doctors rated their abilities as poor [60.0% and 53.1%]. One-third of students [33.3%] used the Internet only for personal and not for academic purposes. Barriers to greater use of the Internet by doctors included: time constraints [80.2%], poor skills [54.6%], no access to full texts of journal articles [53.4%], difficulty in verifying the quality of information [47.6%] and high costs [41.8%]. Students faced similar barriers but also listed poor knowledge of the English language
Description: 134-141
Keywords: Questionnaires
Students, Medical
Subject: Internet
ISSN: 1020-3397
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