Application Of Theory Of Planned Behaviour In Technology Readiness, Acceptance And Behavioural Factors Towards Telecardiology Adoption In Malaysia
Telecardiology is considered as a potential solution to solve the shortage of cardiologists in Malaysia. However, the attitude of Malaysians towards telecardiology adoption remains unclear. This quantitative study aimed to explore the influence of technology readiness, technology acceptance and behavioural factors towards the behavioural intention of telecardiology adoption. A convenience sample of 128 respondents were recruited and their perceptions were evaluated by using a questionnaire adapted from Technology Readiness Index (TRI), Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). The stepwise multiple regression was used to identify the variables which contributed to the intention of telecardiology adoption in Malaysia. By comparing the 4 models proposed, a model with the highest R2 value of .651 which is accounts for 65.1% of variance towards the behavioural intention of telecardiology adoption fits the data better was identified. In this model, four predictor variables which included subjective norm, perceived usefulness, discomfort and perceived behavioural control significantly contributed to the intention of telecardiology adoption in this study. The results suggest that policy makers and practitioners can design strategies base on this study to enable Malaysians to familiarize with the service in order to promote telecardiology successfully.
Index Terms - Cardiovascular disease, technology acceptance, technology atelecardiology, telemedicine