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To what extent do product characteristics and age have an impact on patient’s intention to use the artificial pancreas?

Dirkes, Sven (2015) To what extent do product characteristics and age have an impact on patient’s intention to use the artificial pancreas?

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Abstract:A cross-sectional study has been conducted by analyzing the responses of 414 diabetes type 1 patients regarding the influence of product characteristics and age on the intention to use the Artificial Pancreas. Although, there is a vast amount of literature regarding technology acceptance, there is only limited literature addressing technology acceptance in the context of the Artificial Pancreas and especially the impact of age has not been observed. The theoretical foundation for the Research Model and the Regression Analysis are the Innovation Diffusion Model by Rogers (1983), the Technology Acceptance model by Davis (1989) and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology. The results of the regression analysis show that there is a direct positive effect of perceived usefulness and compatibility on the intention to use as well as a direct negative effect of age on intention to use. However, whether any reportable moderation effect of age nor a direct effect of complexity on intention to use could be found. Thus, it can be stated that the theoretical models cannot be simply translated into the diabetes market. Moreover, a new finding is the direct negative effect of age on intention to use.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Unknown organization, Deutschland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67487
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