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Title: Consumer Acceptance of a Mobile-Based Civic Engagement-Centric System for Dengue Prevention: Results from a Pilot Test in Sri Lanka
Authors: Vijaykumar, Santosh
Lim, Gentatsu
Rathnayake, Vajira Sampath
Fernando, Owen Noel Newton
Foo, Schubert
Lwin, May Oo
Keywords: Health
Social media
Consumer acceptance
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Lwin, M. O., Vijaykumar, S., Lim, G., Rathnayake, V. S., Fernando, O. N. N., & Foo, S. (2014). Consumer Acceptance of a Mobile-Based Civic Engagement-Centric System for Dengue Prevention: Results from a Pilot Test in Sri Lanka. ANZMAC 2014 Proceedings, 353-359.
Abstract: Dengue affects scores of people in Sri Lanka and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. This paper reports preliminary findings from the pilot test of a novel Android-based dengue prevention system called Mo-Buzz. Developed in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s largest telecom company and the city municipal council, this system integrates three components: civic engagement, predictive surveillance and health education. The study was conducted among a sample of 80 potential consumers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. We evaluated potential user acceptance and obtained general feedback on the system adapting the Technology Acceptance Model and Expectation Confirmation Theory. While predictive surveillance and civic engagement modules were high on likability, perceived utility and future use, the construct scores for the health education module were low. Differences in perceived ease-of-use, usefulness and intention-to-use were observed by gender, age and income. Implications of consumer feedback on further design of the dengue prevention system are discussed.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/82796
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/40274
Rights: © 2014 ANZMAC. This paper was published in ANZMAC 2014 Proceedings and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of ANZMAC. The published version is available at: [http://www.anzmac.org/resources/view/ANZMAC-2014-Proceedings]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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