Use of the Internet by Sudanese doctors and medical students
AbstractPatterns 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
Ahmed, A.M., Yousif, E. & Abdalla, M.E. (2008). Use of the Internet by Sudanese doctors and medical students. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117418
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (1), 134-141, 2008
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