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Utilisation of mobile health in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Marufu, Chester
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-10T12:28:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-10T12:28:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-10
dc.identifier.citation Marufu, Chester (2015) Utilisation of mobile health in Zimbabwe, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18236> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18236
dc.description.abstract MHealth is an upcoming area promising to contribute benefits to health service delivery. The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the rate of mHealth utilisation as well as opportunities for mHealth and the barriers to use at one central hospital in Zimbabwe. A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study was undertaken at the central hospital. Data collection was done using structured questionnaires. The entire population of medical doctors at the hospital (N=42) were the respondents of the research. The 18 mHealth activities were chosen from a possible of 101 available. The most used as well as the least used mHealth activities were identified and the reasons for use or lack of use were identified. The study revealed that 75% of the activities were currently being used and 95% had the potential of future use by medical doctors. This study highlights the potential of mHealth from medical doctors’ perspective. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 71 leaves, 42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject MHealth en
dc.subject mHealth potential en
dc.subject mHealth utilisation en
dc.subject Health service delivery en
dc.subject mHealth benefits en
dc.subject mHealth challenges en
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless communication systems in medical care -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Telecommunication in medicine -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care -- Needs assessment -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Public health -- Zimbabwe
dc.title Utilisation of mobile health in Zimbabwe en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M. A. (Public Health)


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