The information-seeking behaviour of paediatricians accessing web-based resources.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207420
Title:
The information-seeking behaviour of paediatricians accessing web-based resources.
Authors:
Prendiville, T W; Saunders, J; Fitzsimons, J
Affiliation:
Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. tprendi1@jhmi.edu
Citation:
Arch Dis Child. 2009 Aug;94(8):633-5. Epub 2009 May 12.
Journal:
Archives of disease in childhood
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207420
DOI:
10.1136/adc.2008.149278
PubMed ID:
19465583
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: To establish the information-seeking behaviours of paediatricians in answering every-day clinical queries. DESIGN: A questionnaire was distributed to every hospital-based paediatrician (paediatric registrar and consultant) working in Ireland. RESULTS: The study received 156 completed questionnaires, a 66.1% response. 67% of paediatricians utilised the internet as their first "port of call" when looking to answer a medical question. 85% believe that web-based resources have improved medical practice, with 88% reporting web-based resources are essential for medical practice today. 93.5% of paediatricians believe attempting to answer clinical questions as they arise is an important component in practising evidence-based medicine. 54% of all paediatricians have recommended websites to parents or patients. 75.5% of paediatricians report finding it difficult to keep up-to-date with new information relevant to their practice. CONCLUSIONS: Web-based paediatric resources are of increasing significance in day-to-day clinical practice. Many paediatricians now believe that the quality of patient care depends on it. Information technology resources play a key role in helping physicians to deliver, in a time-efficient manner, solutions to clinical queries at the point of care.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; *Attitude of Health Personnel; *Attitude to Computers; Education, Medical, Continuing/*methods; Female; Humans; Internet/*utilization; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Pediatrics/*education; *Questionnaires
ISSN:
1468-2044 (Electronic); 0003-9888 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPrendiville, T Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimons, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:24:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:24:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:24:33Z-
dc.identifier.citationArch Dis Child. 2009 Aug;94(8):633-5. Epub 2009 May 12.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1468-2044 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0003-9888 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19465583en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/adc.2008.149278en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207420-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To establish the information-seeking behaviours of paediatricians in answering every-day clinical queries. DESIGN: A questionnaire was distributed to every hospital-based paediatrician (paediatric registrar and consultant) working in Ireland. RESULTS: The study received 156 completed questionnaires, a 66.1% response. 67% of paediatricians utilised the internet as their first "port of call" when looking to answer a medical question. 85% believe that web-based resources have improved medical practice, with 88% reporting web-based resources are essential for medical practice today. 93.5% of paediatricians believe attempting to answer clinical questions as they arise is an important component in practising evidence-based medicine. 54% of all paediatricians have recommended websites to parents or patients. 75.5% of paediatricians report finding it difficult to keep up-to-date with new information relevant to their practice. CONCLUSIONS: Web-based paediatric resources are of increasing significance in day-to-day clinical practice. Many paediatricians now believe that the quality of patient care depends on it. Information technology resources play a key role in helping physicians to deliver, in a time-efficient manner, solutions to clinical queries at the point of care.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Attitude of Health Personnelen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Attitude to Computersen_GB
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Continuing/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInternet/*utilizationen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPediatrics/*educationen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Questionnairesen_GB
dc.titleThe information-seeking behaviour of paediatricians accessing web-based resources.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOur Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. tprendi1@jhmi.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.journalArchives of disease in childhooden_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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