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The Adoption of Mobile Health (mHealth) Services by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria

Abstract : This study operationalized the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) to study the attitudes and opinions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Malkohi host community Yola, to mHealth if deployed to support their healthcare and health information needs. Findings from the research revealed that the IDPs have a positive behavioral intention towards mHealth technology, which could then lead to its adoption. The study also unveiled new constructs such as “Language” and “No Tariff” which are more vital determinants of the IDPs attitude towards mHealth than the original UTAUT constructs. These newly discovered constructs were added to modify the UTAUT to make it a suitable framework to check attitudes and opinions of IDPs towards mobile health (mHealth).
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Dolapo Bilkis Gbadegesin, Olumide Longe. The Adoption of Mobile Health (mHealth) Services by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. 16th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (ICT4D), Jun 2020, Manchester, United Kingdom. pp.81-92, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-65828-1_7⟩. ⟨hal-03272521⟩



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