—This study is part of a larger study which
investigates the effectiveness of the dissemination of HTA
products to its target users at institutional level. This part of
the study explores the influence of organizational contextual
factors on HTA adoption by healthcare professionals in the
hospitals. The method used for this part of the study was via
self-administered survey questionnaire. Data were analyzed by
using SPSS 20. The statistical analyses used were analysis of
variance (ANOVA) and multiple regression analysis. The
findings from ANOVA shows that the contextual variables in
all hospitals under study are similar, thus the data collected
can be combined to conduct a more robust multiple regression
analysis. Regression analysis shows that the organizational
contextual factors only explain a total of 20.5% of the variance
in the HTA adoption in the selected hospitals. Hence,
organizational contextual factors are not the only factors that
influence HTA adoption. This unexpected result may be caused
by low awareness among healthcare professionals about HTA
at hospital level. Thus, HTA agencies need to find better ways
of disseminating HTA products to their target users.
—Innovation adoption, health technology
assessment (HTA), hospital, organizational contextual factors.
H. Besar-Sa’aid is with the Griffith University, Australia and she is also
with Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi Mara, 32610
Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
D. E. Stewart is with the School of Public Health, Griffith University,
South Bank, QLD 4101, Australia (e-mail: email@example.com).
I. W. England is with the Acurity Health Group Ltd, Wellington 6021,
New Zealand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
J. Sun is with the School of Public Health, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith
University, QLD 4222, Australia (e-mail: email@example.com).
A. B. Zakaria is a with MUFI Research Centre, PKNS Bizpoint, 40000
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Hafizah Besar-Sa’aid, Donald E. Stewart, Ian W. England, Jing Sun, and Ahmad B. Zakaria, " The Influence of Organizational Contextual Factors on Health
Technology Assessment (HTA) Adoption in Selected
Hospitals, Southeast Queensland, Australia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 352-357, 2015.