What motivates chinese young adults to use mhealth?

Wai Ming To, Peter K.C. Lee, Jinxuan Lu, Junhao Wang, Yihan Yang, Qingxin Yu

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mHealth is one of China’s national strategies that brings affordable, accessible, and convenient health care to its entire population, may they be in cities or rural areas. Although Chinese young adults are among the first to adopt mHealth, the factors influencing Chinese young adults to use mHealth are yet to be studied both empirically and in depth. This study explores the mechanism that determines Chinese young adults’ intention to use mHealth, based on an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The extended TAM was tested using responses from 486 Chinese young adults. The results showed that perceived usefulness strongly and significantly influenced people’s intention to use mHealth. Additionally, communication effectiveness, health consciousness, and perceived ease of use were found as significant factors influencing people’s intention to use mHealth through perceived usefulness. Distrust was not found to significantly influence people’s intention to use mHealth.

Original languageEnglish
Article number156
JournalHealthcare (Switzerland)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Chinese
  • Communication effectiveness
  • MHealth
  • Technology acceptance
  • Young adults


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