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Table 2 Constitution and internal consistency of the constructs

From: E-Health, another mechanism to recruit and retain healthcare professionals in remote areas: lessons learned from EQUI-ResHuS project in Mali

Construct Number of items Cronbach’s alpha Mean of the construct (SD)
Access to ICT 3 0.73 1.97 (1.07)
Information on ICT 6 0.89 1.45 ( 0.76)
ICT training 6 0.89 1.92 (0.99)
Use of ICT last year 4 0.85 1.75 (0.99)
Use of ICT last months 3 0.83 1.70 ( 1.02)
ICT usage by colleagues 3 0.87 2.69 (1.32)
Perceived benefits of ICT 5 0.76 4.52 (0.72)
Perceived effect on recruitment 12 0.97 4.16 ( 0.98)
Perceived effect on retention 12 0.95 4.26 (0.74)
Barriers to recruitment 4 0.71 2.84 (1.03)
Barriers to retention 4 0.79 2.76 (1.24 )