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Computer and Internet use among Undergraduate Medical Students in Iran.
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PMID:  25225525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Although computer technologies are now widely used in medicine, little is known about its use among medical students in Iran. The aim of this study was to determine the competence and access to computer and internet among the medical students.
METHODS: In this descriptive study, medical students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Yazd, Iran from the fifth years were asked to answer a questionnaire during a time-tabled lecture slot. The chi-square test was used to compare the frequency of computer and internet use between the two genders, and the level of statistical significance for all test was set at 0.05.
RESULTS: All the students have a personal computer and internet access. There were no statistically significant differences between men and women for the computer and internet access, use wireless device to access internet, having laptop and e-mail address and the difficulties encountered using internet. The main reason for less utilization of internet was slow speed of data transfer.
CONCLUSIONS: Because of the wide range of computer skills and internet information among medical students in our institution, a single computer and internet course for all students would not be useful nor would it be accepted.
Ali Ayatollahi; Jamshid Ayatollahi; Fatemeh Ayatollahi; Reza Ayatollahi; Seyed Hossein Shahcheraghi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pakistan journal of medical sciences     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1682-024X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pak J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-16     Completed Date:  2014-09-16     Revised Date:  2014-09-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100913117     Medline TA:  Pak J Med Sci     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1054-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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