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Table 3 Type of online resources: perceived value and frequency of use of resource for CPD (n = 383)

From: Utilisation of internet resources for continuing professional development: a cross-sectional survey of general practitioners in Scotland

  Value Frequently use
  Mean Std. Deviation % ≥ 4 Mean Std. Deviation % ≥ 4
Reading information online 4.40 .708 95.0 4.42 .677 94.5
Completing online learning modules 4.28 .807 87.4 4.16 .919 84.8
Simulated patient scenarios 3.55 .991 53.3 2.91 1.172 35.0
Watching online videos 3.52 .957 58.2 3.02 1.139 40.7
Reading a journal online 3.34 1.028 51.7 3.13 1.220 46.7
Participation in webinar 2.75 1.019 19.3 2.15 1.058 12.5
Online discussion board 2.56 .872 10.9 1.96 .942 6.8
Twitter 1.79 .973 5.2 1.52 .912 5.2
Facebook 1.72 .907 3.9 1.48 .824 4.4
  1. (mean ratings, standard deviation and proportion of responses greater than 4 - based on Likert scale 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree)