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Table 5. 

Sources of information about robotics.

Information channel
Typology (n=)
Total
High readiness
Low readiness
Mass media (TV, Internet) 58% (18) 61% (102) 61% (120) 
Trade magazines 55% (17) 43% (72) 45% (89) 
Courses and education 58% (18) 55% (91) 55% (109) 
Management 29% (9) 11% (19) 14% (28) 
Care receivers/relatives 19% (6) 19% (32) 19% (38) 
Colleagues 55% (17) 60% (100) 59% (117) 
Information channel
Typology (n=)
Total
High readiness
Low readiness
Mass media (TV, Internet) 58% (18) 61% (102) 61% (120) 
Trade magazines 55% (17) 43% (72) 45% (89) 
Courses and education 58% (18) 55% (91) 55% (109) 
Management 29% (9) 11% (19) 14% (28) 
Care receivers/relatives 19% (6) 19% (32) 19% (38) 
Colleagues 55% (17) 60% (100) 59% (117) 

Note: Item labels are communication channels people use to acquire knowledge of new types of technologies in health care, such as robotics.

∗The two types are significantly different at χ2 = 6.712, p < 0.01.

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