Adoption of IoT Technology among Elderly NCD Patients in Malaysia: A Conceptual Study Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour


Malarvizhi, Chinnasamy Agamudai Nambi and Manzoor, Shamima Raihan and Jayashree, Sreenivasan (2021) Adoption of IoT Technology among Elderly NCD Patients in Malaysia: A Conceptual Study Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 17 (12). pp. 108-118. ISSN 2626-8493

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Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) are rising as the prime cause of death worldwide as well as in Malaysia. This is the result of evolutions occurring in social and economic factors in health. Some of these factors include a proliferation of business and promotion, improved style of living, change in socio-demographics, enhanced financial affordability, effortless travel and mobility, financial evolution, and import-export of unhealthy goods, causing high-risk behavioural deviations and spike metabolic hazards. Elderly people have a high chance of having NCDs because of poor sickness opposition, the impact of progressing lifestyle, terrible eating routine, and reduced amount of physical activities. At the end of the year 2020, individuals matured by 60 years of age and above in Malaysia are anticipated to be 9.7% of the entire populace. With the arrival of numerous wearable gadgets and smart devices, the IoT (Internet of Things) gadgets are transforming the conventional medical management system into a further customised and smart one. Therefore, the objective of this study is to identify the factors that influence the actual behaviour towards IoT adoption based on the underlying concept of the “theory of planned behaviour”. This study is expected to provide meaningful outcomes in creating awareness of the use of IoT among elderly NCD patients in Malaysia and understanding their behavioural intentions and actual behaviour that can help to maximise the utilisation of the available healthcare resources.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet of Things, Malaysia, Elderly People, Theory of Planned Behaviour
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 01:30
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2022 01:30


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