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Table 4 Physicians’ perceptions of smart device medical apps

From: Popularity and impact of using smart devices in medicine: experiences in Saudi Arabia

  Frequency Percent Mean SD
Medical apps are easy to obtain Agree 300 100 4.79 0.408
Strongly agree   
I am looking to obtain more medical apps in the future Agree 102 34.0 4.66 0.475
Strongly agree 198 66.0   
I would recommend the use of medical apps to other medical practitioners Disagree 3 1.0 4.73 0.506
Agree 71 23.7   
Strongly agree 226 75.3   
I do most of my medical learning using medical apps Disagree 34 11.3 4.32 0.950
Agree 101 33.7   
Strongly agree 165 55.0   
Medical apps are essential tools for undergraduate medical studies Disagree 3 1.0 4.73 0.506
Agree 71 23.7   
Strongly agree 226 75.3   
Medical apps are superior to medical textbooks Not sure 66 22.0 4.33 0.814
Agree 69 23.0   
Strongly agree 165 55.0   
Medical apps are as good as medical textbooks Agree 101 33.7 4.66 0.473
Strongly agree 199 66.3   
Medical apps are inferior to medical textbooks Strongly disagree 69 23.0 3.13 1.673
Disagree 70 23.3   
Not sure 37 12.3   
Strongly agree 124 41.3   
Medical apps can replace medical textbooks Agree 101 33.7 4.66 0.473
Strongly agree 199 66.3   
Medical apps supplement medical textbooks Not sure 34 11.3 4.56 0.689
Agree 64 21.3   
Strongly agree 202 67.3   
Medical apps provide useful point-of-care medical information Disagree 4 1.3 4.75 0.518
Agree 63 21.0   
Strongly agree 233 77.7   
Free medical apps are inferior in quality to paid apps Strongly disagree 66 22.0 3.18 1.677
Disagree 71 23.7   
Not sure 34 11.3   
Strongly agree 129 43.0   
There are no dangers in using medical apps for patient care Disagree 8 2.7 4.60 0.634
Agree 97 32.3   
Strongly agree 195 65.0   
Total 300 100.0