Evaluation of Skills and Use of Computer and Internet among Professors, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students in Kerman, Iran

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Fatemeh Sadat Sajadi 1 , * , Mostafa Shokoohi 2 , Shahla Kakoei 3 , Farid Sheikhi 4

1 Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry , Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kerman, Oral Diseases Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

2 Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

3 Specialist in Oral Disease, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Dental Diseases, Dental Diseases Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

4 Dentist, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Sajadi F S , Shokoohi M, Kakoei S , Sheikhi F . Evaluation of Skills and Use of Computer and Internet among Professors, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students in Kerman, Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(2):e60918.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (2); e60918
Published Online: August 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 27, 2017
Accepted: April 25, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: In the 21 century using computers and the internet are necessary. Computers and internet provide professors and students with the possibility of accessing scientific information very quickly. The aim of this study was the evaluation of skills and use of computer and internet among professors, and postgraduate and undergraduate students in Kerman University of Medical Sciences, School of Dentistry.

Methods: In this cross-sectional and descriptive-analytic study a questionnaire was given to 51 professors, 42 postgraduate and 241 undergraduate dental students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. After completing the questionnaires, data were analyzed using chi-square test.  

Results: Statistical analysis showed that the rate of access to computers at home and universities among professors, and post- and undergraduate students was 88.2%, 84.7%, 85.4%, respectively. 98% of professors, 95% of postgraduates, and 94% of undergraduate students use the internet. The most rate of computer use was 0.5-2 hours during the day. 87.4% of professors, 71.4% of postgraduates, and 71% of undergraduate students do not need education for using the internet. Professors and assistants use of computers for academic activities was higher than students.

Conclusion: Skills and use rate of computers and internet was higher in professors in comparison with other groups and there were no statistically significant difference between men and women in three groups.

Keywords

Dentistry Internet Computer

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