J Dent Hyg Sci.  2017 Apr;17(2):99-107. 10.17135/jdhs.2017.17.2.99.

Knowledge and Practice of Dental Practitioners Regarding Patient's Personal Information

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  • 1Department of Dental Hygiene, Namseoul University, General Graduate School, Cheonan 31020, Korea. batty96@nsu.ac.kr

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify knowledge awareness, and performance of dentist and dental staff regarding protection of patient's personal information. In addition, this research was conducted to highlight the importance of protection of patient's personal information and provide a guideline for establishing measures in this regard. A survey was conducted on 506 dentists or dental staff working in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Chungcheong provinces. The data was analyzed using t-test, one-way ANOVA, χ2, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and Scheffe test, using the PASW Statistics ver. 18.0 program. We found that the participants' knowledge and perception of the protection of patient's personal information were relatively low compared to those of other professionals. Such knowledge and perception were especially and significantly low in dental hygienists. In addition, a high level of knowledge and awareness showed a positive correlation with the extent of performance. Therefore, it is important that dentists and dental staff are aware of issues regarding the protection of patients' personal information. For this purpose, educational and training programs on such issues appear essential.

Keyword

Awareness; Patient information protection; Performance

MeSH Terms

Dental Hygienists
Dental Staff
Dentists
Education
Gyeonggi-do
Humans
Seoul
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