Determinants of ICT usage for healthcare among people with disabilities: The moderating role of technological and behavioural constraints

Ali, Mohammad Afshar ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0831-9046 and Alam, Khorshed ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Taylor, Brad (2020) Determinants of ICT usage for healthcare among people with disabilities: The moderating role of technological and behavioural constraints. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 108:103480. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1532-0464


Abstract

Existing studies have demonstrated that people with disabilities (PwD) face a range of technological and behavioural barriers to successful adoption of information and communication technology (ICT)-enabled health services. However, there has been little examination and no scholarly consensus on the relative impact of each factor. This study investigates the determinants of ICT usage for health care among PwD. Using national-level disability survey data in Australia, several multivariate hierarchical regression models are deployed to predict the relationship between ICT-enabled health service adoption and the explanatory variables. In addition, several measures of the overall goodness-of-fit are estimated for each model. The results indicate that age, gender, income, level of education, language proficiency and geographical remoteness are significant predictors of ICT-enabled health care usage among PwD. It is also found that technological constraints have a stronger moderating effect than behavioural factors. This provides valuable insight for policymakers and private organisations on which approaches and interventions are most likely to narrow the digital disability divide.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 04:23
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 02:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital disability divide; Information and communication technology; Health care; Technological constraints; Behavioural aspects
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080702 Health Informatics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2020.103480
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39515

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