Determinants of individuals’ intention to use mobile health: insights from India

Rajesh R. Pai, Sreejith Alathur

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to examine the determinants of mobile health technology and applications use intention. The factors are delineated from prior literature and theories of individual traits and adoption characteristics, technology acceptance and health belief. Design/methodology/approach: Data from 409 respondents were collected from Indian participants through a questionnaire survey. The construct “use intention” was measured using individual traits to mobile services, subjective norm, health consciousness, awareness and perceived usefulness, and the model was tested. Findings: The study found that mobile health technology and the applications awareness and personal innovativeness influence intention to use. Originality/value: Previous studies have often looked at technology adoption and acceptance models separately and are less adequately discussed in the Indian context. The components that determine mobile health technology and the applications’ acceptance by literature and theories of individual traits and adoption characteristics, technology acceptance and health beliefs were also inadequately discussed. The significant contribution of this research also includes policy recommendations for improving mobile health acceptance in India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-326
Number of pages21
JournalTransforming Government: People, Process and Policy
Volume13
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-08-2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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