An analysis of determinants of the adoption of mobile health (mHealth)

Nayra Leandro Miguel Martins*, Paulo Duarte, José Carlos M.R. Pinho

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Given the increasing use of the Internet and mobile technologies, this study is pertinent as it seeks to analyze the factors that determine the adoption of Mobile Health (mHealth). To that end, the proposed conceptual model integrates the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT2), Perceived Health Condition, eHealth Literacy and Perceived Health Competence as determinants of the adoption of mHealth. To answer the research questions, we used an online questionnaire administered to a non-probabilistic sample of Brazilian and Portuguese individuals who have or have not used mHealth. Data were analyzed using SPSS and SmartPLS3 software. The results indicate that adoption of mHealth is heavily impacted only by some UTAUT2 variables. The ‘Performance Expectancy’ dimension was found to heavily impact the adoption of mHealth among both users and non-users.

Translated title of the contributionUma análise dos fatores que condicionam a adoção de Mobile Health (mHealth)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalRAE Revista de Administracao de Empresas
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • eHealth literacy
  • mHealth
  • Perceived health competence
  • Perceived health condition
  • UTAUT2


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