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What Motivates Chinese Young Adults to Use mHealth?

by 1, 2,*, 2,†, 2,†, 2,† and 2,†
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School of Business, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao SAR 999078, China
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Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR 999077, China
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The authors contributed equally to the present work.
Healthcare 2019, 7(4), 156; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7040156
Received: 5 November 2019 / Revised: 21 November 2019 / Accepted: 27 November 2019 / Published: 2 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section TeleHealth and Digital Healthcare)
mHealth is one of China’s national strategies that brings affordable, accessible, and convenient health care to its entire population, may they be in cities or rural areas. Although Chinese young adults are among the first to adopt mHealth, the factors influencing Chinese young adults to use mHealth are yet to be studied both empirically and in depth. This study explores the mechanism that determines Chinese young adults’ intention to use mHealth, based on an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The extended TAM was tested using responses from 486 Chinese young adults. The results showed that perceived usefulness strongly and significantly influenced people’s intention to use mHealth. Additionally, communication effectiveness, health consciousness, and perceived ease of use were found as significant factors influencing people’s intention to use mHealth through perceived usefulness. Distrust was not found to significantly influence people’s intention to use mHealth. View Full-Text
Keywords: mHealth; technology acceptance; communication effectiveness; Chinese; young adults mHealth; technology acceptance; communication effectiveness; Chinese; young adults
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