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Table 8 Dentists’ perceptions on smartphone based medical apps (n = 288 subjects)

From: Smartphone and medical application use among dentists in China

   Number Percent (%) Mean SD
Medical apps are easy to obtain Strongly agree 56 19.4 2.36 0.99
Agree 127 44.1   
Not sure 51 17.7   
Disagree 54 18.8   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
I am looking to obtain more medical apps in the future Strongly agree 160 55.6 1.52 0.69
Agree 114 39.6   
Not sure 5 1.7   
Disagree 9 3.1   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
I would recommend these medical apps to other peers Strongly agree 122 42.4 1.67 0.68
Agree 148 51.4   
Not sure 10 3.5   
Disagree 8 2.8   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
I do most of my medical learning using medical apps Strongly agree 62 21.5 2.43 1.17
Agree 131 45.5   
Not sure 9 3.1   
Disagree 80 27.8   
Stongly disagree 6 2.1   
Medical apps are essential tools for undergraduate medical studies Strongly agree 91 31.6 1.91 0.78
Agree 140 48.6   
Not sure 48 16.7   
Disagree 9 3.1   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Medical apps are superior to medical textbooks Strongly agree 13 4.5 3.16 0.81
Agree 56 19.4   
Not sure 98 34   
Disagree 115 39.9   
Stongly disagree 6 2.1   
Medical apps can replace medical textbooks Strongly agree 7 2.4 3.31 0.94
Agree 68 23.6   
Not sure 48 16.7   
Disagree 159 55.2   
Stongly disagree 6 2.1   
Medical apps supplement medical textbooks Strongly agree 77 26.7 1.83 0.64
Agree 193 67   
Not sure 9 3.1   
Disagree 8 2.8   
Stongly disagree 1 0.3   
Medical apps provide useful point-of-care medical information Strongly agree 54 18.8 2.28 0.97
Agree 149 51.7   
Not sure 34 11.8   
Disagree 51 17.7   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
There are dangers in using medical apps for patient care Strongly agree 7 2.4 2.61 0.73
Agree 133 46.2   
Not sure 114 39.6   
Disagree 34 11.8   
Stongly disagree 0 0