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Title: How do patients with chronic diseases make usage decisions regarding mobile health monitoring service?
Authors: Meng, FB
Zhang, XF
Guo, XT
Lai, KH 
Zhao, XL
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: Journal of healthcare engineering, 2019, 1351305, p. 1-7 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of healthcare engineering 
Abstract: Objectives. The increasing population of patients with chronic diseases generates great challenge of chronic disease management. The occurrence of mobile health monitoring service (MHMS) is beneficial to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. The objective of this study is to investigate how patients with chronic diseases make usage decisions on MHMS. Study Design. A survey.
Methods. 213 respondents with chronic diseases were asked to rate their level of health severity, negative health emotions, and health uncertainty avoidance. SmartPLS was used to test the measurement model.
Results. Of 213 research respondents, 159 of them have one chronic disease, while 54 have more than one such disease. Perceived health severity of patients with chronic diseases positively influences MHMS usage intentions, while negative health emotions do not. Health uncertainty avoidance strengthens the effect of health severity but weakens the effect of negative health emotions on MHMS usage intentions.
Conclusion. Patients with chronic diseases have a unique decision-making process regarding MHMS usage in which their special health-related factors and tendencies play a critical role in determining behavioral intentions.
ISSN: 2040-2295
EISSN: 2040-2309
DOI: 10.1155/2019/1351305
Rights: Copyright © 2019 Fanbo Meng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following publication Fanbo Meng, Xiaofei Zhang, Xitong Guo, Kee-hung Lai, and Xinli Zhao, “How Do Patients with Chronic Diseases Make Usage Decisions regarding Mobile Health Monitoring Service?,” Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 2019, Article ID 1351305, 7 pages, 2019 is available at
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