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Table 2 The needs of students that preferred a formal IT training programme at faculty

From: Computer literacy among first year medical students in a developing country: A cross sectional study

  Number (percentage)
  All (n = 137) Males (n = 67) Females (n = 70) p*
Prefer learning from,     
  Computer trainer 68 (49.6%) 36 (53.7%) 32 (45.7%) NS
  Peers 40 (29.2%) 18 (26.9%) 22 (31.4%) NS
  Senior colleagues 17 (12.4%) 7 (10.4%) 10 (14.3%) NS
  Faculty academic staff 12 (8.8%) 6 (9.0%) 6 (8.6%) NS
Formal training on,     
  Word processing 48 (35.0%) 26 (38.8%) 22 (31.4%) NS
  Presentations 73 (53.3%) 34 (50.7%) 39 (55.7%) NS
  Internet 114 (83.2%) 51 (76.1%) 63 (90.0%) <0.05
  Computer statistics 100 (73.0%) 53 (79.1%) 47 (67.1%) NS
Timing of training programme,     
  Before commencement of faculty teaching 83 (60.6%) 38 (56.7%) 45 (64.3%) NS
  During 1st or 2nd term 25 (18.2%) 13 (19.4%) 12 (17.1%) NS
  Just prior to whenever IT skills are required 29 (21.2%) 16 (23.9%) 13 (18.6%) NS
  1. * p values for Males vs. Females, NS – Not Significant.