Review of patients perspective’s of m-health adoption factors in the developing world. Development of a framework

Michael Nii-Addotey Addotey-DeloveMaurice Mars


Background: Patient perceptions and experiences of mobile health (m-health) systems have been recognised as an important element to consider in the adoption of m-health based technologies. Though much research supports this, published studies that identify m-health use by patients appear to highlight these issues in an indirect rather than holistic manner. Consequently, there is no encompassing framework that serves as a guide for effective implementation and maximum adoption of m-health from the perspective of patients in the developing world. This review documents patient adoption issues specifically and uses these to develop a proposed framework of patient adoption issues for m-health in the developing world. Methods: A structured literature search was conducted using PubMed and Scopus. For PubMed a consolidated search string combined ‘MeSH’ terms and ‘All Fields’ terms for selected keywords. For Scopus an equally consolidated search string was used. The searches were restricted to articles in English during the period January 2000 to December 2019 and relevant to the developing world. Duplicate articles were removed. Titles and abstracts were screened by all authors for inclusion, and those studies that met the inclusion cr...Continue Reading

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