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Table 1 Response of medical students to factual statements on e-health

From: Level of awareness of Saudi medical students of the internet-based health-related information seeking and developing to support health services

What is e-health? Wrong
(%)
Correct
(%)
1 Health Care Online 25.4 74.6
2 Use of the Internet and other technology to improve health locally, regionallyand worldwide 9.1 90.9
3 Entertainment between working hoursa 27.8 72.2
4 Shoppinga 26.0 74.0
5 Social communication between friendsa 28.9 71.1
6 Control of medicine supply for patients through electronic software 29.4 70.6
7 Provide medical advice to the patient through the use of the Internet 23.3 76.7
8 Patient examination through the use of the Internet 65.0 35.0
9 Organization of health care for patients, including surgical operations via theInternet 58.6 41.4
10 Provide electronic patient records 19.6 80.4
11 Monitor the health of the patient through electronic technologies 22.1 77.9
12 Education of doctors through the use of electronic sources 27.9 72.1
13 Exchange of medical information and medical communication between doctors 25.5 74.5
Percentage mean score 70.7 [unsatisfactory]
Fields of applications of e-health No (%) Yes (%)
1 Clinical 19.5 80.5
2 Educational 10.5 89.5
3 Administrative 25.5 74.5
4 Policy maker 42.2 57.8
5 Research 16.4 83.6
6 Video games 25.5 74.5
7 Watching entertainment movies 26.1 73.9
Percentage mean score (%) 76.4
[satisfactory]
Methods of using e-health No (%) Yes (%)
1 Visual communication 25.3 74.7
2 Paper post 55.3 44.7
3 Fax 48.6 51.4
4 Internet 8.7 91.3
5 Land line telephone 49.8 50.2
6 E-mail 18.9 81.1
Percentage mean score (%) 65.7
[unsatisfactory]
Overall Knowledge no. %
Satisfactory 192 43.6
Unsatisfactory 248 56.4
Overall percentage mean score (%) 71.6 [unsatisfactory]
  1. aWrong statements