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Table 3 Understanding of the 14 English words that could not be translated (n = 42)

From: Patients’ understanding of telemedicine terms required for informed consent when translated into Kiswahili

  Understood n (%)   Understood n (%)
firewall 0 synchronous 1 (2.4)
encryption 0 GPRS 4 (9.5)
decryption 0 hacker 4 (9.5)
latency 0 3G 5 (11.9)
telemedicine 0 electronic record 8 (19.0)
tele-diagnosis 0 wifi 11 (26.2)
electronic prescription 0 monitor 11 (26.2)
  1. No-one understood the words telemedicine, firewall, encryption, decryption and tele-diagnosis