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Table 2 Access to basic technologies and patterns of usage among physicians and nurses at the University of Gondar and Tibebe Ghion teaching hospitals, 2020

From: Factors influencing healthcare providers’ attitude and willingness to use information technology in diabetes management

Variables Levels Physician n (%) Nurse n (%)
Having a personal computer Yes 117 (95.1) 151 (53.4)
No 6 (4.9) 132 (46.6)
Having an internet connection on a computer Yes 54 (46.2) 71 (47)
No 63 (53.8) 80 (53)
Having a smartphone Yes 117 (95.1) 208 (73.5)
No 6 (4.9) 75 (26.5)
Having an internet connection on a smartphone Yes 116 (99.1) 191 (91.4)
No 1 (0.9) 18 (8.6)
How often do you use a computer at work? several times a day or daily 56 (45.5) 104 (36.7)
weekly or rarely 58 (47.2) 140 (49.5)
Never 9 (7.3) 39 (13.8)
How often do you use a computer at home? several times a day or daily 88 (71.5) 96 (33.9)
weekly or rarely 31 (25.2) 121 (42.8)
Never 4 (3.3) 66 (23.3)
How often do you search for health-related information online? several times a day or daily 91 (74) 101 (35.7)
weekly or rarely 31 (25.2) 153 (54.1)
Never 1 (0.8) 29 (10.2)
How often do you use e-mail to communicate with healthcare providers? several times a day or daily 22 (17.9) 51 (18)
weekly or rarely 89 (72.4) 174 (61.5)
Never 12 (9.8) 58 (20.5)
How often do you download/ upload information through the internet? several times a day or daily 67 (54.4) 97 (34.3)
weekly or rarely 51 (41.5) 163 (57.6)
Never 5 (4.1) 23 (8.1)