Table 4

Online/electronic resource ratings (1 = strongly agree, 5 = strongly disagree) by physicians and nurse practitioners

Online/electronic


Online journals

Online bibliographies

Electronic CPGs

Cochrane

Specialty websites


Physician

(N = 5)

NP

(N = 9)

Physician

(N = 4)

NP

(N = 7)

Physician

(N = 7)

NP

(N = 11)

Physician

(N = 6)

NP

(N = 7)

Physician

(N = 2)

NP

(N = 7)

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*


Used frequently

2.40 (1.34)

7.5

2.44 (1.42)

7

3.00 (0.82)

11

2.86 (1.07)

9.5

2.29 (1.11)

5

2.45 (1.04)

7

3.00 (1.09)

10

3.43 (1.13)

11

3.00 (0.00)

12

1.86 (0.69)

5.5

Useful

2.20 (1.30)

8.5

2.29 (1.50)

8

2.40 (0.55)

10.5

2.43 (1.13)

9.5

2.14 (0.90)

7

2.18 (0.87)

7

2.33 (0.82)

9

2.00 (0.82)

7.5

3.00 (0.00)

13

1.86 (0.69)

6.5

Accessible

2.60 (1.14)

9.5

2.38 (1.60)

7.5

2.40 (0.55)

8

2.86 (0.69)

9.5

2.14 (0.90)

5.5

2.36 (0.92)

6.5

2.50 (1.05)

8

2.43 (0.53)

8.5

3.00 (0.00)

13.5

1.86 (0.69)

5.5

Credible

2.20 (1.30)

9.5

2.29 (1.50)

7.5

1.80 (0.84)

7

2.43 (0.98)

9

2.00 (0.82)

7

2.09 (0.94)

6.5

1.67 (0.52)

5

1.86 (0.90)

6.5

3.00 (0.00)

13

1.86 (0.69)

6.5

Current/timely

2.20 (1.30)

8.5

2.14 (1.57)

7

1.60 (0.89)

5.5

2.43 (0.98)

10

2.00 (0.82)

6

2.18 (1.08)

7

1.83 (0.75)

5.5

2.00 (0.89)

6.5

3.00 (0.00)

12.5

2.00 (0.82)

6.5


Abbreviations: NP: Nurse practitioner; CPGs: Clinical practice guidelines

* Rank: calculated based on the formula: [(rank according to % of sample using the resource + rank based on mean score) รท 2]. Ranks based on the % of the sample using the reference and individual ranks for mean scores were assigned within the groups used frequently, usefulness, accessibility, credibility, and current/timeliness for all resources regardless of their category (i.e. print, online/electronic, health professionals or other).

Murphy et al. BMC Nursing 2006 5:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-5-5

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