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Exploring barriers that affect telerehabilitation readiness: a case study of rehabilitation centre in Malaysia

Jafni, T. I. and Bahari, M. and Ismail, W. and Hanafi, M. H. (2019) Exploring barriers that affect telerehabilitation readiness: a case study of rehabilitation centre in Malaysia. In: 3rd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, IRICT 2018, 23-24 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99007-1_70


TeleRehab enables the rehabilitation services to be delivered in distance by providing information exchange between patient with disabilities and the clinical professionals. The readiness step in any adoption of healthcare services should always be one of the requirements for a successful implementation of an innovation. However, little scholarly has been undertaken to study its influence on TeleRehab and the various barrier factors that influence its adoption. This research explores the barrier factors that influence the readiness of healthcare institution to adopt TeleRehab. This paper presents a semi-structured interview involving 23 clinical professionals of a case study on the issues of TeleRehab readiness in one rehabilitation centre in Malaysia. By applying thematic analysis, the study uncovers seven barriers that affect the TeleRehab readiness. This includes barriers of no urgency to change, less awareness, less involvement in planning, not enough exposure on e-Healthcare knowledge, resistance to change, low usage of hardware and software, and less connectivity. The study contributes to both TeleRehab management and technology readiness research in hospitals.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:clinical professionals, telerehab, telerehab readiness
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
ID Code:89523
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 13:01
Last Modified:09 Feb 2021 13:01

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