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Table 1 Perceived attributes of an innovation and its respective variables

From: Factors related to the adoption of the Brazilian National Immunization Program Information System

Attributes Description Tool variables
Relative advantage The degree by which an innovation is perceived as better than its precursor. V2, V5, V8, V13, V25
Compatibility The degree by which an innovation is perceived as consistent with the values, past experiences and needs of adopters. V9, V21, V23
Experimentation The degree by which an innovation can be experienced before its adoption. V3, V12, V24
Ease of use The degree by which an innovation is perceived as easy of use. V6, V14, V20, V22
Image The degree by which the use of an innovation is perceived to improve an individual’s image or the status of a social system. V4, V11, V27
Volutary use The degree by which the use of an innovation is perceived as voluntary or spontaneous. V1, V18, V28, V30
Visibility The degree by which an innovation becomes visible to the individuals or groups of an organization. V10, V16, V19, V29
Profitability The degree by which the results of using an innovation are tangible. V7, V15, V17, V26
  1. DIT Diffusion of Innovation Theory
  2. Source: created by the authors.