Awareness Among Otorhinolaryngologists of Literature Resources: Survey Research

Türe N., Tunç Y., Aksoy C.

Selçuk Tıp Dergisi, vol.38, no.3, pp.114-220, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.30733/std.2022.01561
  • Journal Name: Selçuk Tıp Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-220
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: It was aimed to investigate podcast awareness and frequency of use among otorhinolaryngologists on a national scale.
Patients and Methods: This study was conducted via the open web address of 'Google forms' (Mountain View, CA) between 2021-2022. On a national scale, the intended audience consisted of otorhinolaryngologists of all ages and levels of experience. Our survey consisted of twenty questions. Results: In our study, the number of people who answered our questions was 112 (92 men (82.1%), 20 women (17.9%). When asked if they had listened to podcasts about otorhinolaryngology, 23 people (20.5%) answered that they had listened and 89 people (79.5%) had not. When people want to learn about a topic in the field of Otorhinolaryngology before pandemic, the most frequently used literature resources are 40.2% (n=45) books and 31.3% (n=35) e-books. It was observed that the most frequently used literature sources in the pandemic were 30.4% (n=34) online meetings and 27.7% (n=31) e-books. There was a statistically significant difference between the frequency distribution of resources consulted before and during the pandemic (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Although the ongoing pandemic has affected the frequency of consulted to literature resource, it has not caused a significant change in podcast usage. The authors hope that this article will create an awareness for producing Turkish podcasts in the field of otolaryngology.

Key words: Podcast, otolaryngology, asynchronous learning, pandemic