Factors affecting knowledge and practice of cybersecurity among healthcare worker of Tambon Health Promoting Hospital, Lamphun Province

Authors

  • Montri Insang Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Lamphun Provincial Public Health Office
  • Suradet Chaimongkol Computer Technical Officer, Maejo University, Chiang Mai Province

Keywords:

Cybersecurity, Healthcare worker, Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals

Abstract

This cross-sectional research aimed to study the factors, knowledge, and practices of
cybersecurity among healthcare workers at Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals (THPHs). The studied
sample consisted of 238 healthcare workers working in THPHs who were selected using the purposive
sampling method. The required data were collected using online questionnaires with Google Form.
The collected data was analyzed using mean, percentage, standard deviation, independent-samples t-test,
and one-way ANOVA.
The results indicated that there were 57.6% of the study sample had a moderate level of
knowledge and practice of cybersecurity. Factors including gender, training, and position were
significantly affecting to the knowledge and practice of cybersecurity among healthcare workers at THPHs
by statistically significant at the level 0.05 as follows: 1) males (10.11 ± 3.33) had more knowledge of
cybersecurity than females (8.49 ± 2.52); 2) trained healthcare workers (11.05 ± 2.73) had more knowledge
of cybersecurity than untrained healthcare workers (7.65 ± 2.01); 3) public health technical officer
(4.15 ± 1.89) had more knowledge of cybersecurity than the general staff/employee (3.56 ± 1.98), and 4)
public health technical officer (6.35 ± 1.63) had more cybersecurity practices than the general staff/employee
(5.16 ± 1.57). Therefore, the development of the cybersecurity practice of the THPHs staff should consider
the positional factors.

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Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

Insang, M. ., & Chaimongkol, S. . (2021). Factors affecting knowledge and practice of cybersecurity among healthcare worker of Tambon Health Promoting Hospital, Lamphun Province. Journal of Public Health Naresuan University, 3(1), 38–49. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPHNU/article/view/248246