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Table 3 Frequency of nurses’ use of information resources

From: The role of organizational context and individual nurse characteristics in explaining variation in use of information technologies in evidence based practice

Resource Tablet PC PDA device p valueb
Na(%) N (%)
Google 82 (61.65) 51 (38.35) 0.0072
IV compatibility 17 (37.78) 28 (62.22) 0.1011
Medical diagnoses, reference information 58 (45.67) 69 (54.33) 0.3290
Drug dictionary 48 (40.68) 70 (59.33) 0.0428
In-house resources 60 (62.50) 36 (37.50) 0.0143
Nursing+ email alerts 58 (59.79) 39 (40.21) 0.0537
RNAO best practice guidelines 51 (63.13) 45 (46.88) 0.5403
Laboratory values 39 (45.88) 46 (54.12) 0.4477
Calculator 29 (40.28) 43 (59.72) 0.0990
Nursing+ database search 40 (57.97) 29 (42.03) 0.1854
  1. a N’s vary depending on the number of nurses indicating they used the information resource every few days or more often.
  2. b p value from Chi-square test.