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Table 3 The Barriers and/or Perceived Barriers of Chronic Disease Patients to Using Physical Activity Apps

From: Facilitators and barriers to using physical activity smartphone apps among Chinese patients with chronic diseases

Survey Item Total (n, %) 218 Physical Activity App Usage (n, %) χ2 p
Yes (n = 76) No (n = 142)
1. Functions do not meet needs (i.e., function is insufficient). 107 (49.1) 47 (61.8) 60 (42.3) 7.601 0.006
2. It is not easy to use (i.e., difficulty to use). 103 (47.2) 29 (38.2) 74 (52.1) 3.868 0.049
3. There is an extra fee to use the app (i.e., extra cost). 91 (41.7) 31 (40.8) 60 (42.3) 0.044 0.835
4. Worried about personal information disclosure (i.e., security). 81 (37.2) 31 (40.8) 50 (35.2) 0.660 0.252
5. Using apps will use more mobile plan data (i.e., extra data cost). 58 (26.6) 27 (35.5) 31 (21.8) 4.755 0.029