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Usage of ICT Tools and Services Among Ophthalmologists: An Opinion Survey

International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Volume 2 Issue 2

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: R. Govindarajan, S. Dhanavandan | Author(s) Affiliation: Research Scholar (LIS), Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed Univer., Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Information communication technology (ICT) is one of the major drives for the development and progress of the information society. It has created a huge impact in all sectors like health, education, work, family, entertainment etc. In health sector, particularly in the ophthalmology sector, ICT tools for information access and use plays a significant role and nurtures the ophthalmologists profession. The present paper aims to study the usage of ICT tools and services among the ophthalmologists, i.e. eye doctors. Through convenient sampling method, a structured questionnaire is circulated to the ophthalmologists in India and 633 ophthalmologists responded. Among the ICT tools user 633 ophthalmologists, male users constitute 53.55% while female users constitute 46.45%. 34.28% of the users are less than or equal to the age of 30. 47.08% users age is between 31 and 40, 14.06% users age is between 41 and 50, 3.32% users age is between 51 and 60, and 1.26% users age is 61 and above. Majority of the users are within the age group 31 to 40. 57.66% respondents are working as a medical officer or medical consultant or hospital management staff. 40.13% respondents are undergoing training in specialty clinics and serving eye patients.

Keywords: Usage of ICT Tools, ICT, Ophthalmologists

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