Determinant factors in adopting mobile health application in healthcare by nurses

Abdekhoda, Mohammadhiwa Determinant factors in adopting mobile health application in healthcare by nurses. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2020, vol. 22, n. 47. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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Background: Mobile applications are among effective learning tools and have a significant role in transferring information and knowledge to nurses. The current study was carried out to identify the factors affecting nurses’ use of practical health-related mobile applications in education and patient interaction based on the combined Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Diffusion of Innovation (DOI). Method: The study is a descriptive-analytical study with a cross-sectional method. The research population includes nurses working at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences hospitals, 150 of which were selected as the research sample using simple and available sampling. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire, the validity, and reliability of which were confirmed (α=0.9). Data analysis was carried out using a correlation test and regression analysis by applying SPSS v16 software. Results: The findings show that perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use have a direct and significant effect on the rate of using mobile applications by nurses (P value≤0.01), [(β=0.52), (β=0.40)]. Other findings indicate that relative advantage, compatibility, trialability, and observability, have a direct and significant effect on nurses’ use of mobile applications, while complicatedness does not have a significant effect. Conclusion: The current study identifies the effective factors in nurses’ use of health-related mobile applications based on an integrated model of TAM and DOI. Designers of mobile applications should consider these factors in designing and developing programs so that mobile applications can successfully fulfill their purpose in healthcare.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Mobile applications, Nursing informatics, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Difusion of Innovations (DOI), Nurses
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Dr. Mohammadhiwa Abdekhoda
Date deposited: 07 Mar 2022 20:04
Last modified: 07 Mar 2022 20:04


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