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Table 1 Background of allied health care professionals and complementary health practitioners concerning computer usage.

From: Knowledge and beliefs concerning evidence-based practice amongst complementary and alternative medicine health care practitioners and allied health care professionals: A questionnaire survey

  Total n %(n/t) P value
Access to the literature via Internet     
   Allied health professionals 113 77 68.1 0.008
   Complementary health practitioners 64 61 95.3  
Access to a library     
   Allied health professionals 115 42 36.5 0.015
   Complementary health practitioners 61 12 19.7  
Use of email 3 or more times a week     
   Allied health professionals 121 67 55.4  
   Complementary health practitioners 65 59 90.8 0.001
Use of email discussion groups     
   Allied health professionals 111 14 12.6 0.006
   Complementary health practitioners 63 19 30.2  
Surf the Internet more than once a week     
   Allied health professionals 110 74 67.2 0.001
   Complementary health practitioners 65 61 93.8  
Search the Internet for information more than once a week     
Allied health professionals 112 97 86.6 0.001
Complementary health practitioners 65 64 98  
  1. Total = the total number of complete responses
  2. n = the number of positive responses
  3. Data missing from some respondents for each item due to incomplete responses
  4. Only significant differences reported.