Table 2

Results of post-study survey.

Number

%


1. Ever used PDA since distribution and teaching session on how to use it ?

Yes

102

76


No

32

24

(N = 134)


2. Usage now compared to student expectations

Less

91

68


Same

27

20


(N = 134)

More

13

10


Far more than expected

3

2


3. Frequency of use

Hardly ever

35

34


(N = 102)

Once a month

19

19


Once a week

35

34


Daily

13

13


4. Uses of PDA

DrCompanion

101

99


(N = 102)

Other online medical resources

4

0.4


Notes from learning experiences

6

6


Email/calendar/diary

9

9


Leisure (music, games)

17

17


5. Most used DrCompanion

OHCM

89

87


resources (top four listed)

BNF

91

89


(N = 102)

Medical dictionary

22

22


Netter's anatomy

19

19


6. Location of most common use of PDA?

Home

28

27


Library

0

0


(N = 102)

Within the trust

49

48


In teaching

0

0


On the move

10

10


7. Feedback from

Positive

16

16


patients/teachers/others on use of PDA

Negative

18

18


Mixed positive and negative

7

7


(N = 102)

Neutral

15

15


No response

46

45


8. Factors preventing PDA use

Carry another device

25

78


(N = 32)

Electronic device not preferred learning modality

13

41


IT issues

6

19


Confidence

5

16


Theft/loss

9

28


Other

5

16


9. Factors that would encourage PDA use

Training - PDA

3

9


Training - DrCompanion

4

13


(N = 32)

Student demonstration

3

9


Repair

3

9


Insurance

6

19


No response

9

28


10. Student wishes to return PDA

Yes

12

9


No

36

27

(N = 134)


No response

86

64


11. Number of students with smartphones (N = 134)

Yes

49

37


No

83

63


12. Future of MoMEd project

School does not provide students with any mobile learning devices nor resources to accompany them

3

2


(N = 134)

School continues to provide a basic PDA and DrCompanion resources

39

29


Students use their own smartphone and School provides resources compatible with these phones

47

35


School provides students with a smartphone and DrCompanion resources for the duration of the course

45

34


Davies et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-1

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