Factors Influencing the Use of Technology in Geriatric Care: A Case Study of Suphanburi Province

Akom Phosuwan, Supaporn Voraroon, Ratana Sangsawangchot


The purposes of this study were to examine the influence to use on the technology in geriatric care in Suphanburi Province, Thailand. Purposive sampling was used to select 400 subjects. The instruments for this study included personal factors, a perceived usefulness scale, a perceived ease of use scale, anattitude toward use scale, a behavioral intention to use scaleand a technology usage behavior ingeriatric carequestionnaire. Data were analyzed by regression analysis.The main findings were as follows:

Standard regression analysis indicated that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, attitude toward use, and behavioral intention of use together explained 51.20percent of the variance in technology usage behavior in geriatric care.  Perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, attitude toward use and behavioral intention to use predicted use of technology behaviorin geriatric carewith beta (b) values of - .298, .219,.174and .501, respectively.

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