Preferences in the Willingness to Download a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App in the Netherlands and Turkey: Experimental Study

buir.contributor.orcidPeschke, Lutz|0000-0002-9513-3257en_US
buir.contributor.orcidGümüş Ağca, Yasemin|0000-0002-2381-9305en_US
dc.citation.epage9en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber7en_US
dc.citation.spage1en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber6en_US
dc.contributor.authorFolkvord, Frans
dc.contributor.authorPeschke, Lutz
dc.contributor.authorGümüş Ağca, Yasemin
dc.contributor.authorvan Houten, Karlijn
dc.contributor.authorStazi, Giacomo
dc.contributor.authorLupiáñez-Villanueva, Francisco
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorPeschke, Lutz
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorGümüş Ağca, Yasemin
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-01T13:14:01Z
dc.date.available2023-03-01T13:14:01Z
dc.date.issued2022-07-01
dc.departmentDepartment of Communication and Designen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Despite the worldwide growth in using COVID-19 contact tracing apps (CTAs) and the potential benefits for citizens, governments, health care professionals, businesses, and other organizations, only a few studies have examined the factors affecting the levels of willingness to download a CTA. Objective: This study aimed to investigate individuals’ preferences in the willingness to download a health app. Methods: We conducted an experimental study in 2 countries, the Netherlands (N=62) and Turkey (N=83), using 4 different vignettes (ie, data protection, manufacturer, reward, and gaming models) with different attributes. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of the conditions within the vignettes. Results: The results showed that data protection and gaming elements are factors that influence the willingness to download a COVID-19 CTA. More specifically, we see that data protection is an important factor explaining the willingness to download the app in Turkey, whereas including gaming elements significantly affects the willingness to download the app in the Netherlands. Conclusions: COVID-19 CTAs are highly promising to reduce the spread of the virus and make it easier to open up society faster, especially because they can be used quickly and share information rapidly. COVID-19 CTA developers must ensure that their apps satisfactorily and sufficiently address ethical considerations, even in times of crisis. Furthermore, integrating gaming elements in the CTA could enhance the willingness to download the CTA.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2196/37891en_US
dc.identifier.issn2561326X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/112004
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherJMIR Publications Inc.en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.2196/37891en_US
dc.source.titleJMIR Formative Researchen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19 tracing appen_US
dc.subjectData protectionen_US
dc.subjectDigital healthen_US
dc.subjectDiscrete choice tasken_US
dc.subjectGamingen_US
dc.subjectHealth applicationen_US
dc.subjectMitigation strategiesen_US
dc.subjectMobile healthen_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectTracing applicationen_US
dc.subjectWillingness to downloaden_US
dc.titlePreferences in the Willingness to Download a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App in the Netherlands and Turkey: Experimental Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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