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dc.contributor.authorvon Wyl, Viktor-
dc.contributor.authorHöglinger, Marc-
dc.contributor.authorSieber, Chloé-
dc.contributor.authorKaufmann, Marco-
dc.contributor.authorMoser, André-
dc.contributor.authorSerra-Burriel, Miquel-
dc.contributor.authorBallouz, Tala-
dc.contributor.authorMenges, Dominik-
dc.contributor.authorFrei, Anja-
dc.contributor.authorPuhan, Milo Alan-
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-05T13:20:17Z-
dc.date.available2021-03-05T13:20:17Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.issn2369-2960de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/21936-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Digital proximity tracing apps have been released to mitigate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus known to cause COVID-19. However, it remains unclear how the acceptance and uptake of these apps can be improved. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the coverage of the Swiss Covid app and the reasons for its nonuse in Switzerland during a period of increasing incidence of COVID-19 cases. Methods: We collected data between September 28 and October 8, 2020, via a nationwide online panel survey (COVID-19Social Monitor, N=1511). We examined sociodemographic and behavioral factors associated with app use by using multivariable logistic regression, whereas reasons for app nonuse were analyzed descriptively. Results: Overall, 46.5% (703/1511) of the survey participants reported they used the Swiss Covid app, which was an increase from 43.9% (662/1508) reported in the previous study wave conducted in July 2020. A higher monthly household income (ie, income >CHF 10,000 or >US $11,000 vs income ≤CHF 6000 or <US $6600 [reference]: odds ratio [OR] 1.92, 95% CI 1.40-2.64),more frequent internet use (ie, daily [reference] vs less than weekly: OR 0.37, 95% CI 0.16-0.85), better adherence to recommendations for wearing masks (ie, always or most of the time [reference] vs rarely or never: OR 0.28, 95% CI 0.15-0.52),and nonsmoker status (OR 1.32, 95% CI 1.01-1.71) were associated with an increased likelihood for app uptake. Citizenship status (ie, non-Swiss citizenship vs. Swiss [reference]: OR 0.61, 95% CI 0.43-0.87), and language region (French vs Swiss German[reference]: OR 0.61, 95% CI 0.46-0.80) were associated with a lower likelihood for app uptake. Further analysis in a randomly selected subsample (n=712) with more detailed information showed that higher levels of trust in government and health authorities were also associated with a higher likelihood for app uptake (ie, high vs low [reference] trust: OR 3.13, 95% CI 1.58-6.22). The most frequent reasons for app nonuse were lack of perceived benefit of using the app (297/808, 36.8%), followed by the lack of a compatible phone (184/808, 22.8%), and privacy concerns (181/808, 22.4%). Conclusions: Eliminating technical hurdles and communicating the benefits of digital proximity tracing apps are crucial to promote further uptake and adherence of such apps and, ultimately, enhance their effectiveness to aid pandemic mitigation strategies.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherJ M I R Publicationsde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofJMIR Public Health and Surveillancede_CH
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/de_CH
dc.subjectCOVID-19de_CH
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2de_CH
dc.subjectAcceptancede_CH
dc.subjectCommunicationde_CH
dc.subjectCompliancede_CH
dc.subjectDigital contact tracingde_CH
dc.subjectDigital proximity tracingde_CH
dc.subjectmHealthde_CH
dc.subjectTracingde_CH
dc.subjectUptakede_CH
dc.subjectUsabilityde_CH
dc.subjectAdultde_CH
dc.subjectAgedde_CH
dc.subjectContact Tracingde_CH
dc.subjectFemalede_CH
dc.subjectHumansde_CH
dc.subjectMalede_CH
dc.subjectMiddle Agedde_CH
dc.subjectMobile Applicationsde_CH
dc.subjectSurveys and Questionnairesde_CH
dc.subjectSwitzerlandde_CH
dc.subjectPhysical Distancingde_CH
dc.subject.ddc614: Public Health und Gesundheitsförderungde_CH
dc.titleDrivers of acceptance of COVID-19 proximity tracing apps in Switzerland : panel survey analysisde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Management and Lawde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitWinterthurer Institut für Gesundheitsökonomie (WIG)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.2196/25701de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.21256/zhaw-21936-
dc.identifier.pmid33326411de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue1de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume7de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.author.additionalNode_CH
zhaw.display.portraitYesde_CH
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