König LM, Sproesser G, Schupp HT, Renner B
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth;6(3):e55
2018-03-13
http://mhealth.jmir.org/2018/3/e55/
Although mobile technologies such as smartphone apps are promising means for motivating people to adopt a healthier lifestyle (mHealth apps), previous studies have shown low adoption and continued use rates. Developing the means to address this issue requires further understanding of mHealth app nonusers and adoption processes. This study utilized a stage model approach based on the Precaution Adoption Process Model (PAPM), which proposes that people pass through qualitatively different motivational stages when adopting a behavior.