Physicians’ motivations to use mobile health monitoring: a cross-country comparison

Published on Jan 1, 2017in Behaviour & Information Technology1.781
· DOI :10.1080/0144929X.2016.1171395
Shintaro Okazaki40
Estimated H-index: 40
(UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid),
José Alberto Castañeda2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UGR: University of Granada)
+ 1 AuthorsProkriti Mukherji3
Estimated H-index: 3
('KCL': King's College London)
While mobile device receives increasing attention as a practical tool to remotely check patients’ health, little research has shed light on physicians’ acceptance of this information and communication technology. This study attempts to fill this research gap by examining how Japanese and Spanish physicians perceive a series of factors associated with mobile diabetes monitoring acceptance, and whether any differences exist in these perceptions between the countries due to different levels of physician scarcity, which is operationalised as the number of physicians available per 10,000 population. The hypotheses were tested by empirical surveys in Japan and Spain. In total, 471 and 497 usable responses were obtained from Japanese and Spanish physicians, respectively. In both countries, physicians were likely to embrace clinical expectations perceived value and appreciate the ability to check patients’ health remotely ubiquitous control as the main benefits of mobile diabetes monitoring. In terms of cross-country comparison, the influence of personal innovativeness on perceived value and ubiquitous control was stronger in Japan greater physician scarcity, compared with Spain less physician scarcity.
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