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IJSTR >> Volume 10 - Issue 5, May 2021 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Perspectives Of Patients' Behavior Towards Mobile Health (Mhealth) In Saudi Arabia: A Modified Model Of The UTAUT

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AUTHOR(S)

Tamim Alkhalifah

 

KEYWORDS

mobile health(mHealth), technology acceptance, health informatics, UTAUT, trust, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.

 

ABSTRACT

The introduction of information and communication technology (ICT) has been studied for the last twenty years. In the context of Saudi Arabia, better healthcare accessibility and quality of service provision could be achieved through a novel IT application specifically designed for the health sector, namely, mobile health (mHealth). Mobile health uses wireless cellular communication systems to facilitate connections between patients and health services. Nevertheless, there are obstacles that are delaying the implementation of this application in Saudi Arabia. In this study, the importance of effort expectancy, performance expectancy, facilitating conditions, system quality, and social influence were highlighted. Also emphasised was the significance of trust and how it affects the intention of patients to use mHealth. Hence, the study presented a research model following the UTAUT model for better understanding the identified constructs concerning mHealth acceptance. It was observed the importance of the identified constructs as well as put forth certain relevant arguments that future studies must explore.

 

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