Adoption of mobile fitness and dietary apps in India: an empirical study
by Brinda Sampat; Bala Prabhakar; Nilay Yajnik; Ashu Sharma
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Vol. 35, No. 4, 2020

Abstract: The use of mobile health (m-health) applications (apps) to provide healthcare services is on the rise in developing countries. However, their adoption in India is in its infancy. There is a rise in non-communicable diseases in India due to urbanisation, sedentary lifestyles and changing diets. Mobile fitness and dietary (MF&D) apps provide various features that can help promote healthy living. The purpose of this paper is to develop and empirically test a conceptual model by extending technology acceptance model (TAM) to establish how factors such as trust, social influence and perceived behavioural control influence the adoption of MF&D apps. A conceptual model with the hypothesised causal paths among the constructs have been empirically validated with the help of structural equation modelling (SEM) using AMOS with a sample of 234 MF&D app users. Results reveal perceived usefulness and trust are the most important factors that lead to adoption of MF&D apps.

Online publication date: Mon, 07-Dec-2020

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