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Table 3 Self-rated ICT knowledge

From: Training community healthcare workers on the use of information and communication technologies: a randomised controlled trial of traditional versus blended learning in Malawi, Africa

  Traditional (19) Blended (20) Between groups
Pre Post MD (95% CI) Pre Post MD (95% CI) MD (95% CI)
Question
I know how to start and close down a computer 1.37 5.00 3.63 (3.26–3.99) 2.05 4.79 2.74 (1.97–3.50) − 0.89 (−1.72--0.07)
I know how to distinguish between basic computer components, such as software applications, hardware and operating systems 1.11 4.95 3.84 (3.66–4.02) 1.84 4.79 2.95 (2.24–3.66) −0.89 (−1.60--0.19)
I know how to navigate the Internet with a browser 1.11 4.72 3.61 (3.36–3.86) 2.16 3.63 1.47 (0.80–2.14) −2.14 (−2.84--1.43)
I know how to download and save content (e.g. pdf files) 1.11 4.68 3.58 (3.33–3.82) 2.58 4.00 1.42 (0.60–2.25) −2.16 (− 2.99--1.33)
I know how to use an email management tool (Microsoft Outlook) 1.11 2.68 1.58 (0.93–2.23) 2.11 3.89 1.79 (0.99–2.59) 0.21 (−0.78–1.20)
I know how to use a word processor (Microsoft Office Word) application 1.26 4.89 3.63 (3.26–3.99) 1.83 4.60 2.72 (2.22–3.23) − 0.91 (−1.51--0.31)
I know how to use spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Excel) 1.11 4.67 3.56 (3.30–3.81) 1.74 4.42 2.68 (2.17–3.19) −0.87 (−1.43--0.31)
I know how to use a visual and graphical application (Microsoft Office PowerPoint) 1.32 4.67 3.33 (2.95–3.71) 1.63 4.32 2.68 (2.20–3.17) −0.65 (−1.25--0.05)
I know how to switch on, navigate and switch off a tablet or smartphone 2.89 5.00 2.11 (1.23–3.00) 3.80 5.00 1.20 (0.58–1.82) −0.91 (−1.94–0.11)
I know how to navigate a mobile app 2.39 4.89 2.44 (1.68–3.21) 3.00 4.50 1.50 (0.86–2.14) −0.94 (−1.91–0.02)