Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

How Home Healthcare Workers Utilize Mobile Technology
by Kirst, John Vincent, Ed.D., Grand Canyon University, 2020, 281; 28157565
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore how healthcare workers, located in the South-Central United States, perceive their use of mobile technology, their perceived advantages and disadvantages of mobile technology, and the level of comfort they feel in using mobile technology while on the job. Derived from the research questions, the problem statement, was it is not known how home healthcare workers perceive their use of mobile technology, their perceived advantages and disadvantages of mobile technology, and the level of comfort they feel in using mobile technology while on the job. The major theoretical foundations of this paper consisted of the technology acceptance model and task-technology fit theory. The study was conducted using one home healthcare organization. The data sources were a survey and interviews. Thematic analysis was utilized with pattern coding for the second cycle coding process. The study provided an understanding and perspective on how home healthcare workers utilized mobile equipment. The most important themes included responsibility to the patients, love/hate relationship with technology, high self-efficacy, and hardware/software/systems issues.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cranmore, Jeff
Commitee: Stimpson, Matt, Hoban, Carol
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Health care management, Information Technology, Medical personnel
Keywords: Descriptive study, Home healthcare, Love/hate, Task-technology fit theory, Technology, Technology acceptance model
Publication Number: 28157565
ISBN: 9798691285356
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