An analysis of determinants of the adoption of Mobile Health (mHealth)

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Nayra Leandro Miguel Martins
Paulo Duarte
José Carlos M. R. Pinho


Given the increasing use of the Internet and mobile technologies, this study is pertinent as it seeks to analyze the factors
that determine the adoption of Mobile Health (mHealth). To that end, the proposed conceptual model integrates the Unified
Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT2), Perceived Health Condition, eHealth Literacy and Perceived Health
Competence as determinants of the adoption of mHealth. To answer the research questions, we used an online questionnaire
administered to a non-probabilistic sample of Brazilian and Portuguese individuals who have or have not used mHealth. Data
were analyzed using SPSS and SmartPLS3 software. The results indicate that adoption of mHealth is heavily impacted only by
some UTAUT2 variables. The 'Performance Expectancy' dimension was found to heavily impact the adoption of mHealth among
both users and non-users.


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MIGUEL MARTINS, N. L.; DUARTE, P. .; M. R. PINHO, J. C. An analysis of determinants of the adoption of Mobile Health (mHealth). RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 61, n. 4, p. 1–17, 2021. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020210403. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 dec. 2023.


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