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

Rajesh R. Pai (Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India)
Sreejith Alathur (School of Management, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India)

Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy

ISSN: 1750-6166

Article publication date: 27 November 2019

Issue publication date: 29 November 2019

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.

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Citation

Pai, R.R. and Alathur, S. (2019), "Determinants of individuals’ intention to use mobile health: insights from India", Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 13 No. 3/4, pp. 306-326. https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-04-2019-0027

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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