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Table 2 Variables used in the study

From: Understanding the discriminant factors that influence the adoption and use of clinical communities of practice: the ECOPIH case

Model variable   
ECOPIH use The healthcare professional uses ECOPIH. Dichotomous variable, where 0 = no and 1 = yes.
Perceived usefulness of ECOPIH Perceived usefulness for improving clinical practice quality (PU1) Metric variable obtained from a principal component analysis (see Table 3) determining the extent to which the healthcare professionals perceived that ECOPIH use improved clinical practice quality.
Perceived usefulness for reducing costs (PU2) Metric variable obtained from a principal component analysis (see Table 3) determining the extent to which the healthcare professionals perceived that ECOPIH use reduced clinical practice costs (in time and effort invested in getting hold of information).
Perceived ease of use of ECOPIH Variable measured on a 5-point Likert scale indicating the healthcare professionals’ perceived ease of use of ECOPIH.
Security and confidentiality Variable measured on a 5-point Likert scale indicating the level of patient data security and confidentiality that ECOPIH has.
Healthcare professional profile Dichotomous variable indicating the individual’s professional profile. 1 = physician and 0 = nurse.
Ict user profile Mobile device use Categorical variable indicating the extent to which the ICT user uses different types of mobile device. 1 = low, 2 = medium, 3 = high, 4 = advanced.
Social media website and application use Categorical variable indicating the extent to which the ICT user uses social media technologies (access to social networks). 1 = low, 2 = medium, 3 = high, 4 = advanced.
Professional specialization level   Dichotomous variable indicating professional specialisation level in the healthcare sector. 0 = nurse, 1 = physician.