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dc.contributor.authorAlison, Kinengyere Annet-
dc.contributor.authorKiyingi, George William-
dc.contributor.authorBaziraake, Bernard Bamuhiiga-
dc.identifier.issn0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractThis 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.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceALIS Vol.59(2) [June 2012]en_US
dc.subjectElectronic health informationen_US
dc.subjectInformation resourcesen_US
dc.subjectInformation utilisationen_US
dc.subjectAcademic librariesen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting utilisation of electronic health information resources in universities in Ugandaen_US
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