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>Journals >Revista de la Facultad de Medicina UNAM >Year 2001, Issue 5

Morán ÁC, Cruz LV
Computer’s use by medical students
Rev Fac Med UNAM 2001; 44 (5)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 195-197
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The use of the computer in the health sciences area is constantly increasing; medical students must see the use of the computer as a tool to simplify their work and open their perspectives of information.
Objectives: Find out the frequence of it and its relation with other factors that could be associated to the use or not of use the computer.
Design: A cross study with random sample was undertaken.
Population: First year medical students at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Results: The use of computers use was found in 84.2% of the students, and it was related to several factors as: high educational level of the parents (mother RM=6.59, p<‹0.05 and father RM=5.00, p‹0.05), having a computer at home (RM=1.33, p‹0.05) and coming from private pregraduate schools (RM=1.23, p‹0.05).
Conclusions: In comparison with students of medicine from other universities and other countries, the use of the computer among students of this university is high even though the use of data base like MEDLINE is not adequately exploited.

Key words: Computer and students of medicine.


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