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Table 5 Attitudes towards computers, tablets and smartphones

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 believe computers, tablets and smartphones are useful in my everyday (non-work related) life 4.79 4.95 0.16 (− 0.24–0.56) 4.40 4.50 0.10 (− 0.61–0.81) − 0.06 (− 0.86–0.74)
I believe computers and mobile apps can assist me in my work at the health centre 4.63 5.00 0.37 (0.08–0.66) 4.50 5.00 0.50 (0.26–0.74) 0.13 (− 0.23–0.49)
I believe I would be able to use a computer or mobile app to provide patient care 4.63 5.00 0.37 (0.08–0.66) 4.35 4.95 0.60 (0.32–0.88) 0.23 (− 0.16–0.62)
I believe I would be able to learn how to use a computer or mobile app 4.79 5.00 0.21 (0.05–0.47) 4.65 5.00 0.35 (0.12–0.58) 0.14 (−0.19–0.47)
I believe computers and mobile apps can support my decision making during healthcare provision 4.74 5.00 0.26 (0.01–0.53) 4.70 5.00 0.30 (0.08–0.52) 0.04 (−0.30–0.37)
I think using computers and mobile apps would increase my workload 1.74 1.74 0 1.47 1.32 −0.16 (− 0.56–0.24) −0.16 (− 0.60–0.29)
I think the use of computers and mobile apps would improve quality of care 4.63 5.00 0.37 (−0.03–0.77) 4.55 4.95 0.40 (−0.11–0.91) 0.03 (− 0.60–0.66)
I do not have time to learn how to use computers and mobile apps 1.83 1.44 0.39 (−1.14–0.36) 1.42 1.37 −0.05 (− 0.55–0.44) 0.34 (− 0.52–1.19)
I do not have time to use computers and mobile apps 1.89 1.44 − 0.44 (− 1.25–0.36) 1.53 1.58 0.05 (− 0.44–0.55) 0.49 (− 0.40–1.40)
Overall, I believe using computers and mobile apps in patient care is a good idea 4.94 5.00 0.06 (− 0.15–0.26) 4.80 5.00 0.20 (− 0.44–0.55) 0.14 (− 0.13–0.42)