Development of a Customizable Health IT Usability Evaluation Scale

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13;2010:917-21.


We developed a customizable questionnaire, the Health Information Technology (IT) Usability Evaluation Scale (Health-ITUES) and conducted an exploratory factor analysis to examine the scale's psychometric properties. Nurses (n=377) completed Health-ITUES to rate the usability of a web-based communication system for scheduling nursing staff. The analysis revealed a four-factor structure of Health-ITUES. The results provided preliminary evidence for the factorial validity and internal consistency reliability of Health-ITUES.

Keywords: Usability evaluation; scale development.

MeSH terms

  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Humans
  • Nursing Staff
  • Psychometrics*
  • Reproducibility of Results*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires