Title: The examination of the underlying dimensions of information quality to create a research instrument

Authors: Linda W. Byrd; Terry Anthony Byrd

Addresses: School of Nursing, Auburn University, 214 Miller Hall Auburn, AL 36849, USA ' Department of Aviation and Supply Chain, College of Business, Auburn University, 403D Lowder Hall Auburn, AL 36849, USA

Abstract: This study examines information quality in the context of clinical decision making by nurses in hospitals in the USA. The study uncovers underlying dimensions of the information quality construct. These dimensions are used to develop a questionnaire to measure information quality. The instrument is validated through a research process that includes a pretest, pilot test and survey. Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) from 214 hospitals completed the survey. Their responses were used to confirm the validity and reliability of the instrument. The instrument can be used in studies examining information quality as either a dependent or independent variable.

Keywords: information quality; decision making; information technology; IT value; survey; registered nurses; clinical IT applications; clinical decision making; hospitals; USA; United States; electronic healthcare; e-healthcare; healthcare technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2013.055377

International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2013 Vol.11 No.3, pp.286 - 300

Published online: 27 Sep 2014 *

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