Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences

Published by: Kowsar

Information Literacy and Use of Information Technology by Students in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences

Nasrin Foruzandeh 1 , * , Masoumeh Delaram 2 , Fatemeh Deris 3 , Marziyeh Foruzandeh 4 and Somayeh Darakhshandeh 4
Authors Information
1 MSc, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord IR Iran
2 MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, IR Iran
3 MSc, Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, IR Iran
4 BSc, Midwifery Dept., Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, IR Iran
Article information
  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences: March 2017, 7 (1); e12077
  • Published Online: March 28, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 27, 2014
  • Revised: March 13, 2016
  • Accepted: March 15, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijvlms.12077

To Cite: Foruzandeh N, Delaram M, Deris F, Foruzandeh M, Darakhshandeh S. Information Literacy and Use of Information Technology by Students in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Interdiscip J Virtual Learn Med Sci. 2017 ; 7(1):e12077. doi: 10.5812/ijvlms.12077.

Copyright © 2017, Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Introduction
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion and Conclusions
  • 1. Wager KA, Lee FW, Glaser JP. Health care information systems: a practical approach for health care management. 2009;
  • 2. Cullen R, Clark M, Esson R. Evidence-based information-seeking skills of junior doctors entering the workforce: an evaluation of the impact of information literacy training during pre-clinical years. Health Info Libr J. 2011; 28(2): 119-29[DOI][PubMed]
  • 3. Morrison C, Wells D, Ruffolo L. Computer literacy basics: A comprehensive guide to IC3. 2014;
  • 4. Bawden D. Information and digital literacies: a review of concepts. J Document. 2001; 57(2): 218-59[DOI]
  • 5. Ward JP, Gordon J, Field MJ, Lehmann HP. Communication and information technology in medical education. Lancet. 2001; 357(9258): 792-6[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Taghiyareh F. Key Selection Criteria of E-learning Authoring Tools. Q J Res Plan High Educ. 2007; 13(1): 75-89
  • 7. Chandrasekhar CP, Ghosh J. Information and communication technologies and health in low income countries: the potential and the constraints. Bull World Health Organ. 2001; 79(9): 850-5[PubMed]
  • 8. Tabatabai A, Sobhani E. Information Technology in medical science. 2006;
  • 9. Nonnamaker JB. Pre-college internet use and freshman year academic achievement in a private college: The effect of sociodemographic characteristics, family socioeconomic status, academic ability and high school experiences. 2000;
  • 10. Greenhalgh T. Computer assisted learning in undergraduate medical education. BMJ. 2001; 322(7277): 40-4[PubMed]
  • 11. Yaghoubi J, Shamsai E. Assessing Effective Factors in Using Internet by Faculty Members of Agricultural College of Zanjan. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference 12. 2004;
  • 12. Habibi S, Hachesoo PR, Tabaghi R. Enhancing information literacy as a base of developing evidence-based nursing. Health Inf Manag. 2010; 7(3)
  • 13. Zarei J, Rokhafruz D, Dianat M. The study of computer literacy in students of general medicine at Ahvaz University of medical sciences (academic year 2009-2010). J Health Administ. 2012; 15(47): 67-76
  • 14. William YA. Digital Libraries. 2000;
  • 15. Bello IS, Arogundade FA, Sanusi AA, Ezeoma IT, Abioye-Kuteyi EA, Akinsola A. Knowledge and utilization of Information Technology among health care professionals and students in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: a case study of a university teaching hospital. J Med Internet Res. 2004; 6(4)[DOI][PubMed]
  • 16. Carter JH. Electronic health records: a guide for clinicians and administrators. 2008;
  • 17. Pouratashi M, Rezvanfar A. Analysis of factors influencing application of ICT by agricultural graduate students. J Am Soc Inf Sci Technol. 2010; 61(1): 81-7
  • 18. Ershad Sarabi R, Bahaadini K. Computer literacy of medical students in Kerman University of Medical Science in 2003–2004. Strides Dev Med Educ. 2005; 2(1): 33-9
  • 19. Mashhadi M, Rezvanfar A. Effective factors on IT application by agricultural and natural resources faculty members at Tehran University. Q J Res Plan High Educ. 2007; 13(2): 151-68
  • 20. Seago BL, Schlesinger JB, Hampton CL. Using a decade of data on medical student computer literacy for strategic planning. J Med Libr Assoc. 2002; 90(2): 202-9[PubMed]
  • 21. Hollander S. Assessing and enhancing medical students' computer skills: a two-year experience. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1999; 87(1): 67-73[PubMed]
  • 22. Shaikh IA, Shaikh MA, Kamal A, Masood S. Internet access and utilization for health information among university students in Islamabad. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2008; 20(4): 153-6[PubMed]
  • 23. Ameh N, Kene TS, Ameh EA. Computer knowledge amongst clinical year medical students in a resource poor setting. Afr Health Sci. 2008; 8(1): 40-3[PubMed]
  • 24. Jadoon NA, Zahid MF, Mansoorulhaq H, Ullah S, Jadoon BA, Raza A, et al. Evaluation of internet access and utilization by medical students in Lahore, Pakistan. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2011; 11: 37[DOI][PubMed]
  • 25. Ranasinghe P, Wickramasinghe SA, Pieris WR, Karunathilake I, Constantine GR. Computer literacy among first year medical students in a developing country: a cross sectional study. BMC Res Notes. 2012; 5: 504[DOI][PubMed]
  • 26. Woreta SA, Kebede Y, Zegeye DT. Knowledge and utilization of information communication technology (ICT) among health science students at the University of Gondar, North Western Ethiopia. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013; 13: 31[DOI][PubMed]
  • 27. Ajuwon GA. Computer and internet use by first year clinical and nursing students in a Nigerian teaching hospital. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2003; 3: 10[DOI][PubMed]
  • 28. Kir T, Ogur R, Kilic S, Tekbas OF, Hasde M. How medical students use the computer and Internet at a Turkish military medical school. Mil Med. 2004; 169(12): 976-9[PubMed]
  • 29. Bayindir N, Inan HZ. The educational quality of the technology used teacher training. World Appl Sci J. 2009; 6(6): 855-60
  • 30. Kennedy GE, Judd TS, Churchward A, Gray K, Krause KL. First year students' experiences with technology: Are they really digital natives? Aust J Educ Technol. 2008; 24(1)
  • 31. Virtanen JI, Nieminen P. Information and communication technology among undergraduate dental students in Finland. Eur J Dent Educ. 2002; 6(4): 147-52[PubMed]
  • 32. Uribe S, Marino RJ. Internet and information technology use by dental students in Chile. Eur J Dent Educ. 2006; 10(3): 162-8[DOI][PubMed]
  • 33. Ladner J, Nadir B, Abdelaziz AB, Benmaiza S, Alaoua O, Tavolacci MP. [Internet use among medical students in Batna (Algeria), Rouen (France), Sousse (Tunisia)]. Sante Publique. 2010; 22(6): 637-46[PubMed]
  • 34. Rajab LD, Baqain ZH. Use of information and communication technology among dental students at the University of Jordan. J Dent Educ. 2005; 69(3): 387-98[PubMed]
  • 35. Podichetty VK, Booher J, Whitfield M, Biscup RS. Assessment of internet use and effects among healthcare professionals: a cross sectional survey. Postgrad Med J. 2006; 82(966): 274-9[DOI][PubMed]
  • 36. Alghamdi KM. Professional use of the internet among Saudi Arabian dermatologists: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Dermatol. 2009; 9: 10[DOI][PubMed]
  • 37. Unnikrishnan B, Kulshrestha V, Saraf A, Agrahari AC, Prakash S, Samantaray L, et al. Pattern of computer and internet use among medical students in Coastal South India. South East Asian J Med Educ. 2008;
  • 38. Ghouth B, Salim A. Using computer and internet for medical literature searching among medical students in Hadramout University, Yemen. Online J Health Allied Sci. 2008; 7(1)
  • 39. Movahed H, Iravani H. A model for internet use by graduate students of selected agricultural faculties in Iran. Iran J Agric Sci. 2002; 33(4): 717-26
  • 40. Pouratashi M, Mokhtarnia M. Investigating factors influencing use of Internet by agricultural faculty members for educational and research activities. Am Eurasian J Agric Environ Sci. 2009; 5(3): 398-402
  • 41. Karimi A, Asadi A. Identification of factors affecting the use of information technology (it) by trainees in apply-scientific education in agriculture. Agric JLH Univ Tehran. 2006; 8(2): 45-56
  • 42. Jwayyed S, Park TK, Blanda M, Wilber ST, Gerson LW, Meerbaum SO, et al. Assessment of emergency medicine residents' computer knowledge and computer skills: time for an upgrade? Acad Emerg Med. 2002; 9(2): 138-45[PubMed]
  • 43. Thinking and informing: A reality check on class teachers and teacher librarians. Inspiring connections: Learning, Libraries and Literacies. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship.
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments