Factors influencing consumer intention to adopt Consumer Health Informatics applications an empirical study in Malaysia

Sharanie Banu Krishnan, Jaspaljeet Singh Dhillon, Christof Lutteroth

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Abstract

Over recent years an increasing number of healthcare applications have been developed, including Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) applications which are designed to interact directly with consumers. CHI applications can enable consumers to track their health status and to actively participate in treatment regimens and preventive strategies. Hence they have an immense potential to enable consumers to take better care of their health. We report findings from a recent empirical study about factors which influence consumers' intention to adopt CHI applications. First, we propose a theoretical model that draws upon various factors from the Theory of Reasoned Action, the Technology Acceptance Model, and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology. We validated the model using an online questionnaire with 165 respondents. The findings indicate that the factors Hedonic Motivation, Perceived Ease of Use and Performance Expectancy have a positive linear relationship with the intention to adopt CHI applications. Identification of these socio-technical factors can help application developers and healthcare stakeholders to comprehend essential consumer requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages653-658
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
EventIEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201514 Dec 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015

Other

OtherIEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/12/1514/12/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Krishnan, S. B., Dhillon, J. S., & Lutteroth, C. (2015). Factors influencing consumer intention to adopt Consumer Health Informatics applications an empirical study in Malaysia. In 2015 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015 (pp. 653-658). [7449419] (2015 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SCORED.2015.7449419