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2018, 5(3): 373-383 Back to browse issues page
Effective Factors on the Adoption of Mobile Health Technology: A Case Study on Pregnant Women's Application
Mohammad Mahmoudi Meymand , Ali Shayan , Seyedeh Masoumeh Hosseini
Ph.D in Science & Technology Policy, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management Dept., Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Mobile Health refers to activities in the field of medicine and general health through using smart devices for gathering clinical healthcare data, presenting information about physicians, researchers and patients, supervising vital signs, and distant visits. Since using this accessible and inexpensive tool for healthcare education has not been developed yet in our country, this study was designed with the aim of identifying effective factors on the adoption of mobile health technology.
Method: In this survey research, the study population was pregnant women referred to Hospitals in Karaj who completed the designed questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive referential statistical methods (the single-variable t- test) and Friedman Test was used to prioritize the research variables.
Results: According to the research findings, ffacilitating conditions had the most effect on the adoption of mobile health technology followed by the variables of social influence, performance expectancy, effort expectancy, waiting time, attitude, information quality, technology anxiety, data privacy and security, trust, and hedonic motivation.
Conclusion: Facilitating conditions of using health mobile technology should be improved through increasing necessary financial, organizational and technical infrastructures of using health technology services and consequently increasing the acceptance of using this type of services. Also, with creating changes in thoughts, feelings, attitudes, the acceptance of this new technology should be facilitated.
 
Keywords: Technology adoption, Mobile health, Pregnant women, Survey, Application
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Mobile health
Received: 2017/11/21 | Accepted: 2018/08/15
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Mahmoudi Meymand M, Shayan A, Hosseini S M. Effective Factors on the Adoption of Mobile Health Technology: A Case Study on Pregnant Women's Application . Journal of Health and Biomedical Informatics. 2018; 5 (3) :373-383
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