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Title: What motivates Chinese young adults to use mHealth?
Authors: To, WM
Lee, PKC 
Lu, JX 
Wang, JH 
Yang, YH 
Yu, QX 
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Healthcare, 2 Dec. 2019, v. 7, no. 4, 156, p. 1-14
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Mhealth
Technology acceptance
Communication effectiveness
Young adults
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Journal: Healthcare 
EISSN: 2227-9032
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare7040156
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
The following publication To, W.-M.; Lee, P.K.C.; Lu, J.; Wang, J.; Yang, Y.; Yu, Q. What Motivates Chinese Young Adults to Use mHealth? Healthcare 2019, 7, 156, 1-14 is available at
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