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Table 2 Response of medical students on attitudinal statements on using e-health

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

Statements SA (%) AG (%) NS (%) DA (%) SD (%)
1. I think that the use of the Internet is useful in the field of health 85.1 12.0 2.5 0.2 0.2
2. I think that the use of the Internet in the field of health is difficulta 5.8 7.1 24.0 36.9 26.3
3. I think that doctor use of computer during patient interview saves time 37.2 27.7 22.4 8.3 4.4
4. I think doctor use of computer must be applied at all health centers 56.4 26.8 12.9 3.7 .2
5. I think that the use of computer relieves pressure on hospital outpatient 46.8 30.3 18.1 2.8 2.1
6. I think that patient’s electronic file must be applied in all centers and hospitals 73.9 16.9 7.9 1.2 0.1
7. I think e-Health can be used to increase awareness and control of communicable diseases 61.6 25.5 11.5 1.4 0.0
8. I am interested in receiving training for the use of electronic health 57.0 26.4 12.2 3.0 1.4
Overall attitude levels (%): Positive Neutral Negative
  73.4 24.6 2%
  1. anegative statement, SA strongly agree, AG agree, NS not sure, DA disagree, SD strongly disagree