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Healthcare receivers' acceptance of telecardiology in Malaysia

Yeo, K. J. and Ahmed Al-Ashwal, R. H. and Handayani, L. and Lee, S. H. (2019) Healthcare receivers' acceptance of telecardiology in Malaysia. TELKOMNIKA, 17 (3). ISSN 1693-6930


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/telkomnika.v17i3.12212


This quantitative study investigates acceptance towards implementation of telecardiology in Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to explore and understand the potential factors that could be the key elements in cultivating positive behaviour towards telecardiology adoption in Malaysia. Data was gathered by using survey method from 149 patients and publics who use internet service in their daily lives. The questionnaire was developed by integrating Technology Readiness Index (TRI), Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) which consists of 42 items. Descriptive statistics, factor analysis and one-way ANOVA were conducted to analyse the data. The analysis reveals that Malaysians generally hold a positive perception towards implementation of telecardiology with some reservations. Besides that, gender and income of the respondents were found to influence the variables in telecardiology readiness, hence suggesting these two variables be taken into considerations in the adoption of telecardiology. It is our hope that the result of this study provides some useful information for the policy makers and implementers to develop effective implementation strategies that could reduce users’ resistance and adoption barriers in telecardiology adoption.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:telecardiology, technology acceptance, technology readiness
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:90530
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Apr 2021 07:27
Last Modified:30 Apr 2021 07:27

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