Table 2.

Mobile health technological readiness (in-center hemodialysis and home dialysis)

CharacteristicOverallIn-Center HemodialysisHome Dialysis
Internet use (yes)a686 (72%)426 (68%)260 (83%)
Frequency of internet useb
 Daily505 (74%)298 (70%)207 (80%)
 More than once weekly112 (16%)84 (20%)28 (11%)
 Less often62 (9%)44 (10%)18 (7%)
Requires assistance to use the internet (yes)73 (11%)50 (12%)23 (9%)
Reason for not using the internet,c n26320657
 Don’t know how100 (38%)83 (40%)17 (30%)
 Don’t want to116 (44%)91 (44%)25 (44%)
 No internet-capable device28 (11%)21 (10%)7 (12%)
 No internet access26 (10%)19 (9%)7 (12%)
 Other14 (5%)13 (6%)1 (2%)
Device availabilitya
 Smartphone764 (81%)513 (81%)251 (79%)
 Tablet481 (51%)320 (51%)161 (51%)
 Laptop489 (52%)321 (51%)168 (53%)
 Desktop357 (38%)227 (36%)130 (41%)
 Wearable94 (10%)61 (10%)33 (10%)
 None78 (8%)65 (10%)13 (4%)
Technological readiness667 (70%)421 (67%)246 (78%)
  • a Percentages in this section are from all respondents.

  • b Percentages in this section are from those who reported using the internet.

  • c Percentages in this section are from those who reported not using the internet. N (column percentage) is shown except for internet use (yes), where percentage is row percentage. Number of missing values: internet use, three; frequency of use, ten; need for assistance, ten; and other variables, zero.