Attitudes and skills of Hong Kong Chinese medicine practitioners towards computerization in practice: A cluster analysis

Moon Fai Chan, Mary C. Day, Kwai Ping Lorna Suen, Sonny H M Tse, T. F. Tong

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The objective was to determine whether definable subtypes exist within a cohort of Hong Kong Chinese medicine practitioners (CMPs) as related to computer use in their clinical practices based on their skills, attitudes, and background factors. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. The sample of 954 CMPs was recruited in Hong Kong. The study employs personal and demographic variables, attitudes, and a skills scale. A cluster analysis yielded three clusters. Each cluster represents a different profile of Hong Kong CMPs on computer use in their clinical practices. A clear profile of Hong Kong CMPs may benefit healthcare professionals in appropriate education or assistance to prompt the use of computers by CMPs, an officially recognized profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-68
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005


  • Chinese medicine practitioners
  • Cluster analysis
  • Computerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing(all)

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