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Table 4 Willingness to adopt new systems – doctors, nurses and administrators

From: Information technology systems in public sector health facilities in developing countries: the case of South Africa

Doctors Absolutely disagree Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree Absolutely Agree Total t-value p-value Significance
Staff are eager to learn the new system 1 2 3 2 1 7 3 19 1.3622 0.1909  
Initially I did not want to move to the computer system 6 6 2 4 2 0 0 20 -4.8408 0.0001 -
Initially the hospital staff did not want to move to the computer system 0 2 1 3 5 2 0 13 -0.1996 0.8454  
As a result of the computer systems, I see improved moral in the workplace 2 2 0 6 4 1 2 17 -0.3466 0.7337  
As a result of the computer systems, my overall level of professionalism is increased 2 2 1 5 5 3 2 20 -0.0862 0.9322  
I have a fear of having to use a computer instead of a paper 9 8 0 3 0 0 0 20 -7.0867 0.0000 -
I can get by without having to learn the computer system 5 7 1 0 2 1 0 16 -4.3597 0.0007 -
Nurses
Staff are eager to learn the new system 3 0 3 1 10 14 9 40 1.9387 0.0600  
Initially I did not want to move to the computer system 7 15 2 0 4 6 6 40 -2.3553 0.0238 -
Initially the hospital staff did not want to move to the computer system 0 6 4 3 4 9 4 30 0.2093 0.8357  
As a result of the computer systems, I see improved moral in the workplace 2 1 6 5 7 14 4 39 0.5032 0.6178  
As a result of the computer systems, my overall level of professionalism is increased 0 2 5 1 8 13 11 40 3.4205 0.0015 +
I have a fear of having to use a computer instead of a paper 14 20 1 1 3 1 0 40 -11.2977 0.0000 -
I can get by without having to learn the computer system 15 16 4 0 1 3 1 40 -7.2398 0.0000 -
Administrators
Staff are eager to learn the new system 0 3 0 2 2 16 7 30 3.6346 0.0011 +
Initially I did not want to move to the computer system 5 17 0 1 0 3 2 28 -4.2944 0.0002 -
Initially the hospital staff did not want to move to the computer system 0 10 1 2 1 3 3 20 -1.6708 0.1121  
As a result of the computer systems, I see improved moral in the workplace 1 2 1 1 4 11 10 30 3.0791 0.0046 +
As a result of the computer systems, my overall level of professionalism is increased 2 0 0 2 4 10 12 30 2.8525 0.0081 +
I have a fear of having to use a computer instead of a paper 10 19 0 1 0 0 0 30 -16.8528 0.0000 -
I can get by without having to learn the computer system 13 12 1 0 1 1 0 28 -9.2708 0.0000 -