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dc.contributor.authorTabo Olok, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.authorOnen Yagos, Walter
dc.contributor.authorOvuga, Emilio
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-11T09:55:31Z
dc.date.available2022-03-11T09:55:31Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationOlok, G. T., Yagos, W. O., & Ovuga, E. (2015). Knowledge and attitudes of doctors towards e-health use in healthcare delivery in government and private hospitals in Northern Uganda: a cross-sectional study. BMC medical informatics and decision making, 15(1), 1-10. DOI 10.1186/s12911-015-0209-8en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1186/s12911-015-0209-8
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2703
dc.description.abstractE-health is an essential information sharing tool in healthcare management and delivery worldwide. However, utilization of e-health may only be possible if healthcare professionals have positive attitudes towards e-health. This study aimed to determine the relationships between healthcare professionals’ attitudes towards e-health, level of ICT skills and e-Health use in healthcare delivery in government and private hospitals in northern Uganda. Methods: Cross-sectional survey design was used. Sixty-eight medical doctors in three government hospitals and four private hospitals in Northern Uganda participated in the study. A pretested self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the required data. Data was analysed using SPSS software Version 19. Results: Out of the 68 respondents, 39 (57.4 %) reported access to computer and 29 (48.5 %) accessed Internet in the workplace. Majority of healthcare professionals had positive attitudes towards e-health attributes (mean 3.5). The level of skills was moderate (mean 3.66), and was the most important and significant predictor of ICT use among healthcare professionals (r = .522, p < .001); however, attitudes towards e-health attributes did not contribute significantly in predicting e-health use. Conclusions: The findings suggest need for hospitals managements to strengthen e-health services in healthcare delivery in Northern Uganda.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBMC medical informatics and decision makingen_US
dc.subjectE-healthen_US
dc.subjectAttitude towards e-healthen_US
dc.subjectICT skillsen_US
dc.subjectE-health useen_US
dc.subjectHospitals in northern Ugandaen_US
dc.subjectE-health attributesen_US
dc.titleKnowledge and attitudes of doctors towards e-health use in healthcare delivery in government and private hospitals in Northern Uganda: a cross-sectional studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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