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 Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2023), Pages: 80-88


 Original Research Paper

Intention to apply rehabilitation exercises to patients in healthcare facilities in Vietnam


 Phung Xuan Dung 1, Vo Thanh Trung 2, Truong Duc Thao 3, Canh Chi Hoang 4, *


 1Post-Graduate School, Hanoi University of Physical Education and Sports, Hanoi, Vietnam
 2Faculty of English, Hanoi Open University, Hanoi, Vietnam
 3Faculty of E-commerce and Digital Economy, Dai Nam University, Hanoi, Vietnam
 4Faculty of Business Administration, Ho Chi Minh University of Banking, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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The intention to adopt new methods is a topic commonly explored within the context of the technology acceptance model (TAM). TAM primarily focuses on assessing the perceived effectiveness and ease of use of these new methods, without directly comparing them to existing methods. This approach stems from the belief that the newly adopted method will be more effective than the existing one. Additionally, the influence of self-perception on individuals' decision-making processes and their inclination to accept new innovations is widely acknowledged. In light of these considerations, this article presents survey findings obtained from 438 healthcare service facilities in Vietnam, specifically targeting board members and rehabilitation doctors. The results reveal that the intention to implement rehabilitation exercises for patients in these facilities is significantly influenced by three main factors: (1) the perceived effectiveness of rehabilitation exercises compared to current methods; (2) the visibility of rehabilitation exercises in patient treatment; and (3) the perception of rehabilitation exercises' effectiveness in patient treatment. Furthermore, the self-identification of healthcare facility managers as either adhering to modern or traditional practices can either facilitate or hinder their intention to employ rehabilitation exercises in patient treatment, respectively. Based on these findings, the article puts forth several proposed solutions to enhance the intention to utilize rehabilitation exercises for patient treatment within the medical service facilities of Vietnam.

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 Keywords: Rehabilitation, Yoga, Meditation, Physical therapy, Medical service facilities

 Article History: Received 13 December 2022, Received in revised form 8 April 2023, Accepted 12 April 2023


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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Dung PX, Trung VT, Thao TD, and Hoang CC (2023). Intention to apply rehabilitation exercises to patients in healthcare facilities in Vietnam. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 10(6): 80-88

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