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Table 6. 

Major challenges perceived in connection with living technology.


Typology (n=)
Total
High readiness
Low readiness
Care receiver resistance 13% (4) 9% (15) 10% (19) 
Personnel resistance 16% (5) 10% (17) 11% (22) 
Participation 7% (2) 5% (9) 6% (11) 
Cultural habits 13% (4) 10% (16) 10% (20) 
Knowledge base 32% (10) 44% (73) 42% (83) 
Insecurity 13% (4) 11% (19) 12% (23) 
Human contacts 7% (2) 16% (26) 14% (28) 
Service level 19% (6) 13% (21) 14% (27) 
Effectiveness 52% (16) 17% (29) 23% (45) 
Implementation 16% (5) 11% (19) 12% (24) 
Economy 26% (8) 31% (51) 30% (59) 
Management∗∗ 10% (3) 0.3% (1) 2% (4) 
Ethics 3% (1) 6% (10) 6% (11) 
Legal issues — 2% (3) 2% (3) 
Time resources 13% (4) 8% (14) 9% (18) 
Other — 9% (15) 8% (15) 

Typology (n=)
Total
High readiness
Low readiness
Care receiver resistance 13% (4) 9% (15) 10% (19) 
Personnel resistance 16% (5) 10% (17) 11% (22) 
Participation 7% (2) 5% (9) 6% (11) 
Cultural habits 13% (4) 10% (16) 10% (20) 
Knowledge base 32% (10) 44% (73) 42% (83) 
Insecurity 13% (4) 11% (19) 12% (23) 
Human contacts 7% (2) 16% (26) 14% (28) 
Service level 19% (6) 13% (21) 14% (27) 
Effectiveness 52% (16) 17% (29) 23% (45) 
Implementation 16% (5) 11% (19) 12% (24) 
Economy 26% (8) 31% (51) 30% (59) 
Management∗∗ 10% (3) 0.3% (1) 2% (4) 
Ethics 3% (1) 6% (10) 6% (11) 
Legal issues — 2% (3) 2% (3) 
Time resources 13% (4) 8% (14) 9% (18) 
Other — 9% (15) 8% (15) 

Note: Item labels are challenging hurdles that need to be surmounted when introducing robotics into health care (see Section 3.2 for an account of developing categories of major challenges).

∗χ2 = 17.462, p < 0.000.

∗∗χ2 = 10.887, p < 0.001.

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