Factors Influencing Tele-dermatology Adoption among the Lebanese Youth: A Pilot Study at Saint Joseph University

Nanor Aroutine, Nabil Badr, Joumana Yeretzian

2022

Abstract

The demand and use for Tele-dermatology (TDM) to diagnose skin lesions is rising worldwide. Using the technology acceptance model, we evaluate the factors influencing the acceptance of Tele-Dermatology to diagnose skin lesions among the Lebanese students. We complete a pilot study with Lebanese students from Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ). After examining the responses in a descriptive analysis, we develop some initial hypotheses and proceed to build the statistical model to test them using Smart PLS3. Our findings show that 64% of the students are ready to use Tele-Dermatology in their everyday life. Most of those students are females between 18 and 24 years old. Wrapping up our results, information from this study indicates that marital status is most likely a determinant of intention to use TDM among students – whereby, most single students are ready now (65%) while most married students are inclined to use it in the future (67%). The study also suggests that the Lebanese youth prioritize result demonstrability as a factor in their intention to use TDM. Further, mobile TDM must save them time must be easy to use to be perceived useful.

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Aroutine N., Badr N. and Yeretzian J. (2022). Factors Influencing Tele-dermatology Adoption among the Lebanese Youth: A Pilot Study at Saint Joseph University. In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-552-4, pages 15-25. DOI: 10.5220/0010746400003123


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf22,
author={Nanor Aroutine and Nabil Badr and Joumana Yeretzian},
title={Factors Influencing Tele-dermatology Adoption among the Lebanese Youth: A Pilot Study at Saint Joseph University},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,},
year={2022},
pages={15-25},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010746400003123},
isbn={978-989-758-552-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,
TI - Factors Influencing Tele-dermatology Adoption among the Lebanese Youth: A Pilot Study at Saint Joseph University
SN - 978-989-758-552-4
AU - Aroutine N.
AU - Badr N.
AU - Yeretzian J.
PY - 2022
SP - 15
EP - 25
DO - 10.5220/0010746400003123