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Pediatric residents: are they ready to use computer-aided instruction?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9605035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess pediatric residents' readiness to use computer-aided instruction (CAI). DESIGN: Survey. SETTING: Pediatric residency program based in a tertiary care children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Four pediatric residency classes. ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT: Self-administered questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Residents' access to computers and the Internet, experience with CD-ROM and World Wide Web computer tutorials, and attitudes toward CAI. Responses were stratified by age, training level, sex, and previous computer education. RESULTS: Fifty-one (69%) of the residents owned a computer. Men were more likely than women to own a computer (20 [87%] of 23 men vs 31 [61%] of 51 women; P=.02). Medical education software was used by 18 (28%) of 65, but only 2 (4%) of 74 had ever purchased CAI. Twenty-seven (36%) of 74 regularly accessed medical education World Wide Web sites. Nineteen (26%) of 74 had never accessed the Internet. Of those who had, 50 (91%) of 55 continued to do so at least weekly. Eighteen (95%) of the 19 residents who had never accessed the Internet were female (P=.005). Men were twice as likely to have Internet access at home (P=.01) and were more likely to regularly visit medical education World Wide Web sites (P=.02). Attitudes toward CAI were positive. Most respondents would be willing to use CAI developed at their institution. Most residents ranked CAI ahead of printed teaching materials but behind personal teaching by a pediatrician. Attitudes did not differ by sex. CONCLUSION: Despite positive attitudes toward CAI, pediatric residents are not yet universally ready to use CAI.
M V Pusic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine     Volume:  152     ISSN:  1072-4710     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-16     Completed Date:  1998-06-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422751     Medline TA:  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Attitude to Computers*
Computer Communication Networks / statistics & numerical data,  utilization
Computer-Assisted Instruction* / statistics & numerical data,  utilization
Computers / statistics & numerical data,  utilization
Internship and Residency*
Pediatrics / education*
Sex Factors
Comment In:
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998 Dec;152(12):1247-8   [PMID:  9856442 ]

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