Volume 13, Issue 40 (7-2010)                   jha 2010, 13(40): 31-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Sadoughi F, Ahmadi M, Gohari M, Rangrez Jeddi F. Attitude of Inpatients about Information Technologies Literacy. jha. 2010; 13 (40) :31-40
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-631-en.html
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Introduction: Information Technologies (ITs) has become a significant resource for dissemination of information and resulted to increase of health knowledge in communities. This study was aimed to determine knowledge of inpatients about ITs.

Methods: This descriptive - cross-sectional study carried out on 461 inpatients in Kashan University of Medical Sciences hospitals with a reliable (spearman Brown, r =0.83) and valid (face and content) researcher made questionnaire in two sections: demographic information and study objects. Data collected by interviews, analyzed by SPSS, and presented by descriptive statistics.

Results: We found %42.1 and %26.7 of participants had knowledge about computer and the Internet respectively %41.9 had the Internet access 86.3% and 88.3% were interested to access and get medical records and their information respectively. They intended to get test (%85.7), refill their prescription (79%), get appointment (%76.4), consult with physicians (%80), and get information about diets (80%) through ITs..

Conclusion: ITs attitude in inpatients was relatively good. We recommend providing inpatients information needs especially about prescriptions order and diets by CD, or Internet by hospitals' sites and introduced them good medical sites to patient were recommended.

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Received: 2010/08/17

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