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Medical Centre Employee Centered Information Security Awareness


As part of the MedISA research, various instruments for measuring Information Security Awareness have been compiled in a catalogue, which can be used for further research and practical applications.

The compiled instruments provide evidence of reliability and validity; however, the scientific quality criteria vary. For more information, please refer to the associated publications.

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Information Security Attitude Questionnaire for Nurses (ISA-Q)

Authors: Kang J., Seomun G.
Publication Title: Development and validation of the information security attitude questionnaire (ISA‐Q) for nurses.
Date: 2022

Language of Items: English
Number of Items: 30
Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha (.64 - .89)
Validity: Content, construct, discriminant, and convergent validity

Response Specification: A four-point questionnaire to rate information security attitude levels, ranging from 1 (Not at all) to 4 (very agreeable).

I follow the reporting and processing procedures in case of accidental patient information leakage.
I carry out nursing work according to the medical institution's information security policy and system.
I am aware of natural disasters and emergency measures/ procedures.
I identify and observe the medical institution's policies for information security.
I follow the management protocol for patients' clinical information storage needs (external hard disk, USB, etc.).
I follow the prescribed procedure when reading special information, such as the patient's psychiatric information.
I immediately report any vulnerability to patients' clinical information security.
I facilitate communication with the computer security team in the event of a security issue.
I am aware of the location and use of firefighting equipment installed as preparedness for disasters.
I do not share patients' clinical information without their consent.
When I share patients' clinical information on the job, I only expose the relevant contents to the concerned person.
I do not reveal patients' clinical information in a private setting.
I treat clinical information of patients, who apply for restriction of medical information, separately.
I do not look up patients' clinical information unless for the job.
I am familiar with the legal responsibilities of nursing records.
I am trained in using patients' clinical information-related programs.
I have received employee emergency training for natural disasters and other disasters.
I learn about the importance of patients' clinical information security through nurse position training.
I identify and train the security status of successor nurses (or nursing students).
I make sure the notation is encrypted when the patient's unique information is output.
I make sure the screen saver is active when I leave.
I confirm that the healthcare information system always remains available.
I ensure a stable supply of power to medical equipment and computer-related equipment
It is desirable that the authority for reading patients' clinical information is applied according to my rank (or the department).
It is desirable that the right to access information be modified following my work status change (personnel transfer, retirement, etc.).
My medical information system access record should preferably be archived.
I change my password for business use regularly.
I keep the printouts containing patients' clinical information strictly in the designated area.
I do not use others' ID and password when accessing patient clinical information systems.
I destroy prints related to patient clinical information when there is no use for them at work.