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Table 5 Perceived confidence of physicians to perform Internet related tasks

From: Use of the Internet for health information by physicians for patient care in a teaching hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria

Tasks House Officers (N = 45) Medical Officers (N = 23) Registrars (N = 104) Total (N = 172)
  No % No % No % No %
Retrieve and download free medical books from the Internet         
Yes 4 8.9 5 21.7 26 25.0 35 20.3
No 41 91.1 18 78.3 78 75.0 137 79.7
Search the Internet to find out how a particular clinical procedure is carried out         
Yes 19 42.2 5 26.1 52 50.0 77 44.8
No 26 57.8 17 73.9 52 50.0 95 55.2
Search the Internet for the most current diagnostic test or therapy for a disease condition         
Yes 26 57.8 18 78.3 69 66.3 113 65.7
No 19 42.2 5 21.7 35 33.9 59 34.3
Retrieve and download full-text articles from online journals, BJM; HINARI etc.         
Yes 8 17.8 12 52.2 52 50.0 72 41.9
No 37 82.2 11 47.8 52 50.0 100 58.1
Find the most current available evidence to answer a clinical question relating to patients condition         
Yes 24 53.3 12 52.2 66 63.5 102 59.3
No 21 46.7 11 47.8 38 36.5 70 40.7
Find information on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of an ailment         
Yes 39 86.7 20 87.0 93 89.4 152 88.4
No 6 13.3 3 13.0 11 10.6 20 11.6
Total 45 100 23 100 104 100 172 100