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Table 2 Patients’ and physicians’ IT knowledge and experience data

From: The PICASO cloud platform for improved holistic care in rheumatoid arthritis treatment—experiences of patients and clinicians

  Patients Physicians
IT knowledge
% Smartphone experience (n) 93 (28/30) 100 (9/9)
  Use since years (mean (SD)) 7.9 (5.8) 8.2 (4.2)
% Tablet experience (n) 70 (21/30) 67 (6/9)
  Use since years (mean (SD)) 6.0 (3.4) 8.5(4.0)
% Computer use (n) 73 (22/30) 100 (9/9)
% Notebook use (n) 60 (18/30) 100 (9/9)
Internet experiences
% Internet use (n) 90 (27/30) 100 (9/9)
  Use since years (mean (SD)) 12.6 (5.5) 18.1 (6.9)
  Use/day in hours (median) 1.9 (2.3) 4.4 (4.4)
% Internet use on smartphone (n) 83 (25/30) 89 (8/9)
% Internet use on tablet (n) 57 (17/30) 56 (5/9)
% Internet use on personal computer respectively notebook (n) 47 (14/30) 89 (8/9)
Confidence in the Internet (mean (SD)), Likert 1 (very high) to 6 (very low) 3.3 (1.4) 2.6 (0.9)
Reliability of information retrieved from the Internet (mean (SD)), Likert 1 (very high) to 6 (very low) 3.2 (1.1) 3.1 (0.6)
% Use of WiFis at home (n) 93 (28/30) 100 (9/9)
% Use of public WiFis (n) 20 (6/30) 67 (6/9)
% Social media use (n) 30 (9/30) 11 (1/9)
% Pre-existing experience with clouds (n) 67 (20/30) 44 (4/9)
Security of data in clouds (mean (SD)), Likert 1 (very high) to 6 (very low) 3.7 (1.2) 3.9 (0.9)
  1. SD standard deviation