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Table 2 Results of post-study survey.

From: Mobile Medical Education (MoMEd) - how mobile information resources contribute to learning for undergraduate clinical students - a mixed methods study

   Number %
1. Ever used PDA since distribution and teaching session on how to use it ? Yes 102 76
  No 32 24
(N = 134)    
2. Usage now compared to student expectations Less 91 68
  Same 27 20
(N = 134) More 13 10
  Far more than expected 3 2
3. Frequency of use Hardly ever 35 34
(N = 102) Once a month 19 19
  Once a week 35 34
  Daily 13 13
4. Uses of PDA DrCompanion 101 99
(N = 102) Other online medical resources 4 0.4
  Notes from learning experiences 6 6
  Email/calendar/diary 9 9
  Leisure (music, games) 17 17
5. Most used DrCompanion OHCM 89 87
resources (top four listed) BNF 91 89
(N = 102) Medical dictionary 22 22
  Netter's anatomy 19 19
6. Location of most common use of PDA? Home 28 27
  Library 0 0
(N = 102) Within the trust 49 48
  In teaching 0 0
  On the move 10 10
7. Feedback from Positive 16 16
patients/teachers/others on use of PDA Negative 18 18
  Mixed positive and negative 7 7
(N = 102) Neutral 15 15
  No response 46 45
8. Factors preventing PDA use Carry another device 25 78
(N = 32) Electronic device not preferred learning modality 13 41
  IT issues 6 19
  Confidence 5 16
  Theft/loss 9 28
  Other 5 16
9. Factors that would encourage PDA use Training - PDA 3 9
  Training - DrCompanion 4 13
(N = 32) Student demonstration 3 9
  Repair 3 9
  Insurance 6 19
  No response 9 28
10. Student wishes to return PDA Yes 12 9
  No 36 27
(N = 134)    
  No response 86 64
11. Number of students with smartphones (N = 134) Yes 49 37
  No 83 63
12. Future of MoMEd project School does not provide students with any mobile learning devices nor resources to accompany them 3 2
(N = 134) School continues to provide a basic PDA and DrCompanion resources 39 29
  Students use their own smartphone and School provides resources compatible with these phones 47 35
  School provides students with a smartphone and DrCompanion resources for the duration of the course 45 34