Article first published online: 10 DEC 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 48–59, February 2010
How to Cite
Moorer, O. W., Meterko, M., Alt-White, A. C. and Sullivan, J. L. (2010), Adding a nursing information technology subscale to the practice environment scale of the Nursing Work Index. Res. Nurs. Health, 33: 48–59. doi: 10.1002/nur.20360
The authors thank DVA staff, Christine Engstrom, James L. Harris, and Marjorie N. Seibert for their careful proof reading of drafts for this article. The authors wish to thank the reviewers for their careful reading of earlier drafts of this article. We believe that the article benefited greatly from their insights and recommendations. The authors also thank Eileen Lake for her encouragement.
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 10 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 OCT 2009
- information systems;
- computers technology;
- methodological research;
- instrument development and validation;
- job satisfaction;
- nursing practice environment
In the past decade, the use of information technology (IT) to support healthcare delivery has greatly expanded. Introducing new clinical information systems and updating existing systems require continued learning and training among registered nurses (RNs) and other clinicians. Consequently, a 5-item measure was designed as a subscale to the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index. This new subscale, the Nursing Information Technology Subscale (NITS) measures RNs' perception of the extent to which IT in their practice environment supports patient care delivery. A psychometric evaluation of the NITS was conducted at 8 Veterans Affairs hospitals. The findings demonstrated that this brief subscale has acceptable reliability as well as convergent and discriminant validity. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 33:48–59, 2010