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Table 3 Perceived helpfulness of iPad in clinical settings with or without patients present

From: The ‘connectaholic’ behind the curtain: medical student use of computer devices in the clinical setting and the influence of patients

  Very helpful Slightly helpful Neutral Slightly unhelpful Very unhelpful Did not use
N % N % N % N % N % N %
Without patients present 13 38.2% 9 26.5% 5 14.7% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 6 17.7%
With patients present 3 8.8% 2 5.9% 10 29.4% 1 2.9% 1 2.9% 7 0%
  1. The number and percentage of students who perceived helpfulness of iPad in the clinical environment as very helpful, slightly helpful, neutral, slightly unhelpful, or did not use in the presence or absence of patients. N = 34.