Nurses' adoption of technology: Application of Rogers' innovation-diffusion model

Ting Ting Lee*

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This qualitative study applied Everett Rogers' innovation-diffusion model to analyze nurses' perceptions toward using a computerized care plan system. Twelve nurses from three respiratory intensive care units in Taiwan voluntarily participated in a one-on-one, in-depth interview. Data were analyzed by constant comparative analysis. The content that emerged was compared with the model's five innovation characteristics (relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability, and observability), as perceived by new users. Results indicate that Rogers' model can accurately describe nurses' behavior during the process of adopting workplace innovations. Related issues that emerged deserve further attention to help nurses make the best use of technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2004


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