Nursing Students' Perception of Medical Information Protection in Hospitals

Nursing Students' Perception of Medical Information Protection in Hospitals

Hyeon-Cheol Jeong (Sahmyook University, Korea)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1204-3.ch083

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to investigate the perception of medical information protection. The subjects were 281 students from 2 nursing students from September 1, 2015 to October 20, 2015. A total of 28 self - administered questionnaires were used. As a result, the perception of medical information protection behavior was 3.39 ± 0.51. In the fourth grade, the 'privacy protection' category was low (p = .007) and the 'communication' category was high (p = .045). In case of having experience in practice, 'privacy protection' category (p = .010) and ‘medical information management' category (p = .041) were low and 'communication' (p = .021) was high. In the 'communication' category, the perception score was high when the medical information protection law (p = .001) and the nurses' code of ethics (p = .040) were known. When the subject completed 'medical security education' (p = .004), the perception was high. In conclusion, it is necessary for schools and medical institutions to develop nursing education programs for their educational environment and role.
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2. Study Method

2.1. Study Design

This is a descriptive survey study on nursing university students’ perceptions of the protection and management of patient information.

2.2. Study Subjects

The study subjects were students from the nursing departments of two universities in Seoul. The minimum sample size was determined to be 210 subjects using the G*power 3.1.5 program, according to an α of .05, a power of .95, and an effect size (F) of 0.5. A total of 350 questionnaires were distributed, with consideration of non-participation, and 294 copies (84%) were collected. Of these collected copies, 13 with insincere answers were excluded. Finally, 281 copies were used for data analysis.

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