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Table 5 GPs attitudes to online CPD resources

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

  Mean Std. Deviation % ≥ 4 % ≥ 4 % Comparison of high volume use versus low volume internet use for work purposes differences (P-value) % ≥ 4 Comparison of groups aged 45 years and under against those over 45 years (P-value) % ≥ 4 Comparison of male and female gender differences (P-value) % ≥ 4 Comparison of partnership status differences (P-value)
I am comfortable using online resources 4.41 .746 92.7 <0.001a 0.002b 0.547 1.000
I like choosing online resources topics relevant to my learning 4.31 .689 93 0.059 0.004b 0.684 1.000
Sometimes I use online CPD resources opportunistically 4.20 .793 90.1 0.003a 0.056 0.729 0.863
Linking completed use of online resources into my CPD evidence would be useful to me 4.16 .860 84.1 0.063 0.257 0.198 0.317
I find using online CPD resources increases the accessibility of CPD topics 4.15 .823 84.9 <0.001a 0.388 0.384 0.771
I find using online resources saves me time 4.15 .904 81.5 <0.001a 0.005b 0.346 0.177
I usually find online resources are up to date 4.06 .672 83.8 0.375 0.888 0.571 0.255
I usually find online resources easy to use 4.01 .767 83.8 0.015a 0.016b 0.672 0.117
Using online resources saves me money 3.86 .973 68.7 0.002a 0.002b <0.001c 0.013d
I usually find online resources enjoyable 3.80 .800 70.5 0.014a 0.174 0.022c 0.107
Using online resources helps with my work / life balance 3.79 .969 68.9 0.007a 0.010b 0.043c 0.650
Online resources allow me to plan my CPD work more efficiently 3.75 .893 66.8 0.010a 0.048b 0.096 0.316
  1. (Based on Likert scale 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree)
  2. aMost days or every day use, bage < 45 years old, cFemale, dNot a GP partner