This study uses the qualitatively developed Adams Influence Model© (AIM) and concepts from the psychometrically validated Revised Professional Practice Environment scale to guide the development of the Leadership Influence Over Professional Practice Environments Scale. Nurse executives and others can use this scale individually or in conjunction with instruments targeting staff or patient perceptions of their influence as part of health services research, leadership development, and professional practice environment enhancement strategy.
Author Affiliations: Director (Dr Adams), The Center for Innovations in Care Delivery & Connell Nursing Research Scholar, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Staff Statistician (Mr Nikolaev), The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Doctoral Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University; Senior Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nurse (Dr Ives Erickson), Massachusetts General Hospital; Executive Director (Dr Ditomassi), Patient Care Services Operations, and Magnet Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director (Dr Jones), The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College.
This research was supported in part by an Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research Postdoctoral Fellowship grant and a Connell Nursing Research Scholars grant.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Adams, The Center for Innovations in Care Delivery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 275 Cambridge St, POB 4, Boston, MA 02114 (JADAMS9@partners.org).