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Table 3 Rated level of importance (Mean ± SD) of smartphone technology

From: Smartphone use by government dermatology practitioners in Kuwait: a self-reported questionnaire based cross-sectional study

Smartphone technology: use and purpose Response N (%) Mean ± SD p-value
To take clinical photographs of patients Yes 66 (65.3) 8.41 ± 1.88 < 0.001
No 35 (34.7) 4.91 ± 2.72
To gain advice from consultants Yes 55 (54.5) 8.60 ± 1.70 < 0.001
No 46 (45.5) 5.52 ± 2.86
For treatment/disease monitoring Yes 57 (56.4) 8.23 ± 2.00 < 0.001
No 44 (43.6) 5.86 ± 3.04
To share with colleagues Yes 53 (52.5) 8.40 ± 1.83 < 0.001
No 48 (47.5) 5.88 ± 3.01
For teaching purposes Yes 41(40.6) 8.51 ± 1.78 < 0.001
No 60 (59.4) 6.70 ± 2.95
For research and publications Yes 22 (21.8) 8.41 ± 1.18 < 0.001
No 79 (78.2) 6.86 ± 2.97