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Study Finds Age and Education Impact mHealth Adoption

Study Finds Age and Education Impact mHealth AdoptionA new study conducted recently by Hannover Medical School in Germany is getting widespread attention as the final weeks of 2014 loom large.

The researchers looked at how patients and doctors accept and use devices for healthcare purposes. According to a report summary, the study found that the two biggest factors affecting mHealth adoption are age and education.

Specifically, doctors and patients were surveyed about their acceptance and use of mobile devices in medical settings. Not surprisingly, a high percentage of doctors (81.6%) own mobile devices. The vast majority of doctors, as previous studies covered by mHealthWatch have shown, use their smartphones and tablets in some capacity for work.

For patients, however, educational level and having access to mobile devices were the greatest factors to determine their mHealth usage and reliance.

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