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Awareness on 4th industrial revolution of dental hygienists for future medical convergence

미래 보건의료융합에 대비한 치과위생사의 4차 산업혁명에 관한 인식도 조사

  • Lee, Jung-Hwa (Department of Dental Hygiene, Daegu Health College Assit) ;
  • Kim, Young-Sun (Department of Dental Hygiene, Daegu Health College)
  • 이정화 (대구보건대학교 치위생과) ;
  • 김영선 (대구보건대학교 치위생과)
  • Received : 2018.08.09
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the dental hygienists' awareness on the 4th industrial revolution in preparation for the future of dental treatment field. A questionnaire survey was conducted on 209 dental hygienists who are working at dental clinics in Daegu city and the results were as follows. The average awareness on the 4th industrial revolution was 2.41, which is comparatively low. In each section, the willingness to education was 2.87, the influence to dental field was 2.81, the perception degree was 2.25 and the preparation degree was 1.72 which is relatively low. The awareness according to general characteristics, there was a significant difference from age and workplace in influence to dental field (p<0.05, p<0.001), from job position and academic degree in willingness to education (p<0.05). According to the study of correlation among awareness, influence, preparation and willingness of education to 4th industrial revolution. Also there was a positive (+) correlation in everyway, as awareness level is high, the degree of influence, preparation and willingness of education are also high. In conclusion, to prepare for the future medical convergence, it is necessary to raise concern and change in perception to high medical technology by developing and offering diverse education programs as to 4th industrial revolution to dental hygienists.

Keywords

4th industrial revolution;Awareness;Convergence;Dental hygienists;Influence

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