Preferences of Study Material Used with Advancement of Technology Among Medical Personnel
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Online Study
E Books
Medical Study
E-learning

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Netragaonkar, D. R. Y., Swami, D. A. A., & Bhide, D. A. R. . (2020). Preferences of Study Material Used with Advancement of Technology Among Medical Personnel. VIMS Health Science Journal , 7(4), 129-132. https://doi.org/10.46858/vimshsj.7407

Abstract

Introduction: With the advancement of technology there has occurred a magnanimous change in the way medical professionals access their study materials. Electronic media and other online software tools are increasingly foraying into the professional lives of healthcare professionals. There are various types of study materials for ex. Text Books, Online Drafts, Journals, Soft copies of Text Books etc. which are accessed by medical professionals worldwide as per the availability of technology. This study was conducted to assess the preferences of study materials used by medical professionals in order to know the trend of learning amongst the different groups.  Methods: An online survey was conducted using Google forms. The subjects for this study included Undergraduates, Interns, Postgraduates and Teaching Faculty. The survey includes nine multiple choice questions with their responses being analysed and presented in the form of percentages and graphs. Results: 49.47% of respondents read daily; majority use textbooks (67.37%) and internet on mobile (50.53%) for routine reading and internet on mobile (32.58%) is the preferred source for reference reading. 65.48% respondents having smart phones use medical software-applications. Textbooks were the most preferred (77.27%) and most accessible (49.44%) reading material; followed by soft copy of text book on mobile (33.71%). Smart phone (44.05) was the most preferred medium for sharing study material. Conclusion: As the results show an increased use of e-learning, we can envisage a special software application and give wide publicity for its use by medical professionals.

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