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Table 2 Variables used in Study 1

From: Efficiency as a determinant of loyalty among users of a Community of Clinical Practice: a comparative study between the implementation and consolidation phases

Model variable 
The use of ECOPIHThe healthcare professional uses ECOPIH. Dichotomous variable, where 0 = no and 1 = yes.
Perceived usefulness of ECOPIHPerceived usefulness for improving clinical practice quality (PU1)Metric variable obtained from a principal component analysis (see Annex 2) determining the extent to which the healthcare professionals perceived that ECOPIH use improved clinical practice quality.
Perceived usefulness for reducing costs (PU2)Metric variable obtained from a principal component analysis (see Annex 2) determining the extent to which the healthcare professionals perceived that ECOPIH use reduced clinical practice costs (in time and effort invested in getting hold of information).
Perceived ease of use of ECOPIHVariable measured on a 5-point Likert scale indicating the healthcare professionals’ perceived ease of use of ECOPIH.
Security and confidentialityVariable measured on a 5-point Likert scale indicating the level of patient data security and confidentiality that ECOPIH has.
Healthcare professional profileDichotomous variable indicating the individual’s professional profile. 1 = physician and 0 = nurse.
ICT user profileMobile device useCategorical variable indicating the extent to which the ICT user uses different types of mobile device. 1 = low, 2 = medium, 3 = high, 4 = very high.
Social media website and app useCategorical variable indicating the extent to which the ICT user uses social media technologies (access to social networks). 1 = low, 2 = medium, 3 = high and 4 = very high.
GenderGender of the healthcare professional. 1 = female and 0 = male.
AgeAge of the healthcare professionals. The variable has four values: 1 = under 40 years old, 2 = between 40 and 49 years old, 3 = between 50 and 59 years old, and 4 = 60 years old or over.
  1. Source: Lacasta et al. [45]