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The role of trust in the use of health infomediaries among university students.
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PMID:  22360740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose This study identifies, through the extended technology acceptance model, the relationships among trust, information quality (IQ) and intention, as well as various trust levels, as they influence the behavior intention to use health infomediaries. Method Our survey was conducted with university undergraduate students in March 2008. There were 274 usable responses. The survey instrument consisted of questions regarding demographics; information relevance, understandability, reliability, adequacy and usefulness; trust and behavior intention. Respondents were divided into two groups: a high-trust group and a low-trust group. Results The results suggest that in the case of the high-trust group, trust has positive mediation effects of information relevance and information reliability on behavior intention. The positive mediation effects of information adequacy and information usefulness on behavior intention were also identified in the case of the low-trust group. Conclusion This study expands the understanding of health infomediary users, including aspects of trust and IQ. It also suggests that an effective strategy should aim at understanding the conceptual difference between high and low trust and the differential mechanisms by which high-trust and low-trust consumer groups affect the adoption of health infomediaries.
Se Hun Lim; Daekil Kim
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Informatics for health & social care     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1753-8165     ISO Abbreviation:  Inform Health Soc Care     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101475011     Medline TA:  Inform Health Soc Care     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-105     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Management Information Systems , Sangji University , Wonju , Korea.
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