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Factors affecting utilisation of electronic health information resources in universities in Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Kinengyere, Annet Alison
dc.contributor.author Kiyingi, George William
dc.contributor.author Baziraake, Bernard Bamuhiiga
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-20T16:10:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-20T16:10:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Kinengyere, A. A., Kiyingi, G. W. & Baziraake, B. B. (2012). Factors affecting utilisation of electronic health information resources in universities in Uganda. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 59(2): 90-96. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10570/2941
dc.description.abstract This article reports on a study done on electronic health information resources (e-resources) usage in three universities offering medical education in Uganda. One of the objectives of the study was to investigate factors influencing utilisation of e-resources, which this paper set out to examine. Data was gathered through interviews, questionnaires and citation analysis. Graduate students, teaching staff/ researchers, heads of departments and librarians participated. The ATLAS.ti and Excel programs were used to analyse the qualitative and quantitative data respectively. The study revealed that utilisation of e-resources was influenced by human and institutional factors. While usage was low, there was a significant relationship between usage and information literacy. Addressing factors that affect utilisation of e-resources improves study, research, and ultimately patient care. While healthcare providers will make informed clinical decisions, quality of research and student grades will improve. It will guide curriculum development and/or revision in those fields and guide policy formulation in setting up minimum standards for libraries in universities. E-resources are important in medical education because they support study and research. Addressing their utilisation therefore improves library services, study, research and ultimately, healthcare. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Annals of Library and Information Studies en_US
dc.subject Electronic health information en_US
dc.subject Information resources en_US
dc.subject Information utilisation en_US
dc.subject Academic libraries en_US
dc.subject Universities en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.title Factors affecting utilisation of electronic health information resources in universities in Uganda en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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