Perceptions and attitudes of hospital staff toward paging system and the use of mobile phones.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207942
Title:
Perceptions and attitudes of hospital staff toward paging system and the use of mobile phones.
Authors:
Haroon, Muhammad; Yasin, Faiza; Eckel, Rachael; Walker, Frank
Affiliation:
Department of Rheumatology/General Internal Medicine, Waterford Regional, Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. mharoon31@hotmail.com
Citation:
Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2010 Oct;26(4):377-81. Epub 2010 Oct 6.
Journal:
International journal of technology assessment in health care
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207942
DOI:
10.1017/S0266462310001054
PubMed ID:
20923591
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to document the pattern of mobile phone usage by medical staff in a hospital setting, and to explore any perceived benefits (such as improved communications) associated with mobile phones. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland, where bleep is the official system of communication. All non-consultant hospital doctors, of medical disciplines only, were asked to participate. The questionnaire was designed to explore the pattern and different aspects of mobile phone usage. RESULTS: At the time of study, there were sixty medical junior doctors, and the response rate was 100 percent. All participants used mobile phones while at work, and also for hospital-related work. For 98.3 percent the mobile phone was their main mode of communication while in the hospital. Sixty-two percent (n = 37) made 6-10 calls daily purely for work-related business, and this comprised of >/= 80 percent of their daily usage of mobile phones. For 98 percent of participants, most phone calls were work-related. Regarding reasons for using mobile phones, all reported that using mobile phone is quicker for communication.Conclusions: Mobile phone usage is very common among the medical personnel, and this is regarded as a more efficient means of communication for mobile staff than the hospital paging system.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; *Attitude of Health Personnel; Cellular Phone/*utilization; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; *Hospital Communication Systems/utilization; Humans; Ireland; Male; Medical Staff, Hospital/*psychology; Young Adult
ISSN:
1471-6348 (Electronic); 0266-4623 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHaroon, Muhammaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorYasin, Faizaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEckel, Rachaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Franken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:52:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:52:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:52:05Z-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Technol Assess Health Care. 2010 Oct;26(4):377-81. Epub 2010 Oct 6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1471-6348 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0266-4623 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20923591en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0266462310001054en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207942-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: Our objective was to document the pattern of mobile phone usage by medical staff in a hospital setting, and to explore any perceived benefits (such as improved communications) associated with mobile phones. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland, where bleep is the official system of communication. All non-consultant hospital doctors, of medical disciplines only, were asked to participate. The questionnaire was designed to explore the pattern and different aspects of mobile phone usage. RESULTS: At the time of study, there were sixty medical junior doctors, and the response rate was 100 percent. All participants used mobile phones while at work, and also for hospital-related work. For 98.3 percent the mobile phone was their main mode of communication while in the hospital. Sixty-two percent (n = 37) made 6-10 calls daily purely for work-related business, and this comprised of >/= 80 percent of their daily usage of mobile phones. For 98 percent of participants, most phone calls were work-related. Regarding reasons for using mobile phones, all reported that using mobile phone is quicker for communication.Conclusions: Mobile phone usage is very common among the medical personnel, and this is regarded as a more efficient means of communication for mobile staff than the hospital paging system.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Attitude of Health Personnelen_GB
dc.subject.meshCellular Phone/*utilizationen_GB
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Hospital Communication Systems/utilizationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical Staff, Hospital/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titlePerceptions and attitudes of hospital staff toward paging system and the use of mobile phones.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Rheumatology/General Internal Medicine, Waterford Regional, Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. mharoon31@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of technology assessment in health careen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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