Chapter 13: Acceptance of Mobile Homecare Technologies: An Empirical Investigation on Patients with Chronic Diseases

In this study, the factors affecting the acceptance of mobile homecare system were investigated. The factors were assessed by employing unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) as a theoretical model. The user acceptance model was employed for a mobile homecare system model during system design phase. This study has two different perspectives. The first one is the use of the results of UTAUT for a system in the design phase. The second one is the investigating the relations of factors that affect the acceptance of mobile homecare by patients with chronic diseases. During the study, a mobile homecare system model was formulated based on the literature. A quantitative research was conducted to test the model. The results were evaluated by structural equation model. The results presented that most of the hypotheses were supported, and they were supported by the literature. The study showed that, for systems in the design phase, the acceptance models can be used. Furthermore, the results also presented that performance expectancy was the most significant predictor for patients’ intention to use the system. For the proposed system, UTAUT was able to provide a reasonable explanation for patients’ acceptance of mobile homecare technology for behavioral intention with variance (R2) of 68%.


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S. Özkan Yıldırım and Ü. E. Mumcuoğlu, Chapter 13: Acceptance of Mobile Homecare Technologies: An Empirical Investigation on Patients with Chronic Diseases. 2018, p. 222.