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Information technology (IT) is an integral component of the healthcare delivery arsenal. However, not all professionals are happy or comfortable with such technology. To assess professionals' attitudes to IT-use in the workplace, a new questionnaire, the Information Technology Attitude Scales for Health (ITASH). which comprises three scales that can be used to measure the attitudes of UK health professionals, has been developed. Here, the authors describe existing scales, why a new scale was required, and how analysing data from a questionnaire using exploratory factor analysis determined the components of the three scales: efficiency of care; education, training and development; and control.

Original publication




Journal article


Nurse researcher

Publication Date





77 - 87


Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.


Humans, Reproducibility of Results, Attitude of Health Personnel, Information Management