Skip to main content


Table 1 Internal consistency of theoretical dimensions

From: Healthcare professional acceptance of telemonitoring for chronic care patients in primary care

Dimension Items used* Sample item Cronbach α
Perceived usefulness 11, 15, 19, 23, 27 and 32 The use of the telemonitoring system (TMS) could help me to monitor my patients more rapidly 0.96
Perceived ease of use 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and 35 I think that I could easily learn how to use the TMS 0.91
Compatibility 14, 21, 29 and 34 The use of the TMS may imply major changes in my clinical practice 0.80
Subjective norm 17, 22, 26 and 31 Most of my patients will welcome the fact that I use the TMS 0.85
Facilitators 18, 30 and 36 I think that my health centre has the necessary infrastructure to support my use of the TMS 0.82
Habit 9 I have already used telemonitoring devices to monitor my patients ---
Intention 13, 25 and 33 I have the intention to use the TMS when it becomes available in my health centre 0.90
  1. * See Supplementary file for the complete questionnaire.
  2. When the item 34 is dropped.
  3. The variable Habit was assessed using a single item. No Cronbach alpha was calculated.