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Assistant Professor Faculty of Para-medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
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Introduction: Tele medicine implies the use of information technology in communicating medical information and providing services in a linked communication between the patient and the medical team. The present research aimed to investigate students’ attitude towards telemedicine services in Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine faculties.

Methods: In the present descriptive, cross-sectional research, 306 students affiliated with the Nursing, Midwifery and Para-medicine faculties of Hormozgan University of medical sciences were selected randomly through a stratified sampling method in 2015. A questionnaire comprised of two sections was used one including demographic information and the other investigating the extent to which technology was used in 5 domains. The first part of the questionnaire explored subjects’ demographic information while the second section looked into the extent to which the subjects used IT. Cronbach’s alpha was used to test the reliability of the test which was estimated to be 80%. The content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by a panel of experts. The data collected in each group were analyzed through parametric t-test, ANOVA as well as non-parametric Man-Whitney U-test and Kruskal-Wallis. Chi-squared test was used as well for qualitative variables along with descriptive statistics via SPSS ver.19.0.

Findings: A statistically significant correlation was found between sex and contextual factors as well as the beneficiaries’ factors (p=.026) and also between faculty and application domain (p=.08).

Conclusion: Students of both faculties similarly paid more attention to organizational factors along with access to high-speed internet from among the technological factors which showed to enjoy the most frequent application.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/23 | Accepted: 2017/07/25 | Published: 2017/07/25