This chapter presents a new rational-objective (R-O) model of e-health use that accounts for effects of facilitating conditions as well as patients’ behavioral intention. An online questionnaire measured patients’ behavioral intention to use a new e-health application as well as proxy measures of facilitating conditions that assess prior use of and structural need for health services. A second questionnaire administered three months later collected patients’ self-reported use of e-health during the intervening period. The new model increased predictions of patients’ e-health use (measured in R2) by more than 300% over predictions based upon behavioral intention alone, and all measured factors contributed significantly to prediction of use during the three-month assessment period.
Wilson, E. Vance, and Nancy K. Lankton. “Predicting Patients’ Use of Provider-Delivered e-Health: The Role of Facilitating Conditions.” Patient-Centered E-Health. Ed. E. Vance Wilson. Hershey, PA: IGI Publications, 2009. 217-229. Print.