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The resistance factors to using health information technology in Turkey

Author Affiliations

  • 1Industrial Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
  • 2Industrial Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 7, Issue (10), Pages 1-9, November,26 (2018)


The primary goal of our study is to determine the types of resistance factors to IT are perceived by the healthcare staff. Furthermore, it was examined whether the resistance factors differ according to the individual characteristics for e.g. gender, profession, age, and IT experience of healthcare personnel or not. The questionnaire was distributed to the healthcare personnel of the hospitals in the different cities namely Ankara, Adana, Mardin and Diyarbak&


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