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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 399-418
Research Article

Examining the Factors Affecting PDA Acceptance among Physicians: An Extended Technology Acceptance Model

Ecem Basak, Cigdem Altin Gumussoy, and Fethi Calisir

Industrial Engineering Department, Management Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, 34367, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 1 October 2014; Accepted 1 May 2015

Copyright © 2015 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study aims at identifying the factors affecting the intention to use personal digital assistant (PDA) technology among physicians in Turkey using an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). A structural equation-modeling approach was used to identify the variables that significantly affect the intention to use PDA technology. The data were collected from 339 physicians in Turkey. Results indicated that 71% of the physicians’ intention to use PDA technology is explained by perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. On comparing both, the perceived ease of use has the strongest effect, whereas the effect of perceived enjoyment on behavioral intention to use is found to be insignificant. This study concludes with the recommendations for managers and possible future research.