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Table 2 Hierarchical dissection of physician preferences and activities

From: Physicians reading and writing practices: a cross-sectional study from Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

  House Officers n (%) Residents n (%) Fellows n (%)
Preferred E journals over Printed Journals 116 (84) 57 (73) 23 (53.4)
Reasons*
Easier to read 30 (35.8) 21 (36.8) 6 (26)
Articles of choice 63 (54.3) 29 (50.8) 7 (30.4)
Latest trends 24 (20.6) 18 (31.5) 2 (8.6)
Less time consuming 32 (27.5) 19 (33.3) 6 (26)
Can Access from any where 34 (29.3) 21 (36.8) 1 (0.3)
Didn’t prefer e-journals over printed 22 (15.9) 21 (26.9) 20 (46.5)
Reasons**
Subscription charges 12 (54.5) 18 (85.7) 19 (95)
No connectivity 3 ( 13.6) 7 (33.3) 3 (15)
Busy schedule 10 (45.4) 14 ( 66.6) 13 (65)
Not interested 6 (27.2) 6 (28.5) 8 (40)
Articles Published
None 43 (31.1) 35 (44.8) 16( 37.2)
Less than 5 89 ( 64.4) 43 (55.1) 19 (44.1)
5 - 10 6 (4.3) - 4 (9.3)
More than 10 - - 4 (9.3)
Articles Supervised    
None 79 (57.2) 43 (55.1) 24 (43)
Less than 5 59 (42.7) 35 (44.8) 15 (34.8)
5 or greater - - 4 (9.3)
No articles Published***    
Reasons    
Busy Schedule 18 (41.8) 24 (68.5) 11(68.7)
Not acquainted with research methodology 26 (60.4) 15 (42.8) 6 (37.5)
Lack of Interest 12 (27.9) 16 (45.7) 7 (43.7)
Lack of incentive 12( 27.9) 17 (48.5) 10 (62.5)
  1. *Percentage calculated from those who preferred e-journals over printed.
  2. **Percentage calculated from those who did not prefer e journals over printed.
  3. ***Percentage calculated from those who haven't published any research article.