Tehran university of Medical Sciences ; , School of Allied Medical sciences and Member of Health Information Management Research ; , Chief and Assistant Professor of Medical Library and Information sciences Department ;
Background and Aim: Advances in information and communication technology have had a great impact on people, s lives Beside all the benefits, they have caused some problems such as digital divide.
This study aimed to assess the digital divide among the faculty members of dental prosthetics departments in dental schools of medical universities in Tehran in 2014. Materials and Methods: This applied research had a descriptive analyticar designand was conducted through a survey analysis. The statistical population of this study consisted of all the faculty members of dental prosthetics departments in dental schools of medical universities in Tehran [n=100] . Data werecollected using a researcher-designed questionnaire; its validity was confirmed by an expert panel and its reliability [a= 0.978] was confirmed using cronbach's alpha test. The data were analyzed using sPSS version 22 andt-test, ANovA, chi-square test and the Pdarson's correlation test.
Results: A total of 82 questionnaires were filled out and returned by the faculty members. The results showed that 97 5% of the study population had access to computers at home and at work; 96.3%had Internet access at home and 97.5% had access to Internet at work; 5l.9% [n=42] of the faculty members used these technologies several times a day: 29.6% [highest frequency] reported average daily use ofthese technologiesto be half an hour to an hour. Marital status and academicrankinghad significant efrects on the skills of using information and communication technologies. Age and years of instructionwere also effective on tecbnology literacy, the ability and skills to use information and communication technologies and trre requirements to use these technologies.
J. Ghazimirsaeid ,H. Dehdari ,F. Sheikhshoaei ,
[Digital Divide among the Faculty Members of Dental prosthetics Departments in Dental schools of Medical rlniversities in Tehran in 2014],
J. Dent. Biomater. 2015;
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