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Table 1 Social demographic data and general usage pattern of mobile medical apps among respondents

From: Preference and usage pattern of mobile medical apps for drug information purposes among hospital pharmacists in Sarawak, Malaysia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Gender
Male 29 17.9%
Female 133 82.1%
Age
23–30 years old 110 67.9%
31–40 years old 52 32.1%
Highest level of education
Bachelor degree 140 86.4%
Clinical specialisation 13 8.0%
Masters degree 9 5.6%
Designation
Fully registered pharmacist 116 71.6%
Provisionally registered pharmacist (interns) 46 28.4%
Type of hospital
Major/state hospital 103 63.6%
Minor & non-specialist hospital 59 36.4%
Department
Clinical 31 19.1%
Outpatient and inpatient services 52 32.1%
Drug information 7 04.3%
Others 26 16.1%
Interns (rotation to multiple departments) 46 28.4%
MMA downloaded for drug information purposes (only apps > 50% usage shown)
My BlueBook/DIY formulary® (Malaysian Drug Formulary) 152 93.8%
Medscape® 130 80.2%
Micromedex® 113 69.8%
Lexicomp® 112 69.1%
MIMS Malaysia/MIMS gateway® 94 58.0%
UpToDate® 86 53.1%
MMA downloaded for other clinical purposes
eGFR calculations 69 42.6%
Other medication calculations 57 35.6%
Renal dose adjustment 116 72.0%
Drug counselling 78 48.4%
Treatment guidelines 93 58.5%
Number of mobile medical apps downloaded
3 or less 40 24.7%
4 to 5 71 43.8%
6 or more 51 31.5%
Frequency of use
More than once per day 127 78.4
Once or less per day 35 21.6