Evaluation Informs a Community Coalition's Program Planning in Environmental Tobacco Smoke

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159589
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluation Informs a Community Coalition's Program Planning in Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Abstract:
Evaluation Informs a Community Coalition's Program Planning in Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Cramer, Mary
Contact Address:CON, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center,, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA
Co-Authors:Keith J. Mueller; Dianne L. Harrop; Woodrow O. Lucas
The purpose of this evaluative research was to establish baseline data for measuring the future impact of a community coalition’s ETS risk reduction program and for informing the coalition for adjustments in strategic planning. Targeting Outcomes of Programs (TOP) model served as the framework for this study (Bennett & Rockwell, 1995) (see Figure 1). TOP conceptualizes evaluation as hierarchical and assesses the degree to which program targets are achieved. A feedback mechanism provides program planners with evaluation findings for strategic planning. Evidence of impact becomes stronger as the hierarchy is ascended and assessing performance at several levels strengthens judgments about impact. The focus of this report is on TOP’s two upper levels (KASA and Practices) where evidence was stronger for determining coalition effectiveness. The study sample included telephone interviews with restaurant proprietors (N=805) and governmental building administrators (N=258). Mailed surveys were sent to licensed childcare facilities (N=1142). Participants answered the ETS Outcomes Surveys (Cramer & Mueller, 2001). Data on businesses and residents (used for comparisons) were analyzed from Nebraska Social Climate Survey (N=558). Chi-square analyses showed childcare proprietors were significantly more ETS knowledgeable, less ETS tolerant, and more smoke-free than restaurants or county residents. County residents were significantly more bothered by ETS than what restaurant proprietors perceived. Fine dining establishments were significantly less likely to be smoke-free or to perceive patrons bothered by ETS. Although correlation coefficients were statistically significant, no trend was noted between proprietors’ smoking habits and their smoking policies or attitudes due to poor strength of the coefficients. The majority of governmental buildings were not smoke-free. The coalition used the evaluative findings to identify new program priorities and establish new program interventions for year two of the project. This adjustment in strategic planning was viewed as increasing the likelihood of goal achievement and future impact. AN: MN030157
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation Informs a Community Coalition's Program Planning in Environmental Tobacco Smokeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159589-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation Informs a Community Coalition's Program Planning in Environmental Tobacco Smoke </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cramer, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center,, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Keith J. Mueller; Dianne L. Harrop; Woodrow O. Lucas </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this evaluative research was to establish baseline data for measuring the future impact of a community coalition&rsquo;s ETS risk reduction program and for informing the coalition for adjustments in strategic planning. Targeting Outcomes of Programs (TOP) model served as the framework for this study (Bennett &amp; Rockwell, 1995) (see Figure 1). TOP conceptualizes evaluation as hierarchical and assesses the degree to which program targets are achieved. A feedback mechanism provides program planners with evaluation findings for strategic planning. Evidence of impact becomes stronger as the hierarchy is ascended and assessing performance at several levels strengthens judgments about impact. The focus of this report is on TOP&rsquo;s two upper levels (KASA and Practices) where evidence was stronger for determining coalition effectiveness. The study sample included telephone interviews with restaurant proprietors (N=805) and governmental building administrators (N=258). Mailed surveys were sent to licensed childcare facilities (N=1142). Participants answered the ETS Outcomes Surveys (Cramer &amp; Mueller, 2001). Data on businesses and residents (used for comparisons) were analyzed from Nebraska Social Climate Survey (N=558). Chi-square analyses showed childcare proprietors were significantly more ETS knowledgeable, less ETS tolerant, and more smoke-free than restaurants or county residents. County residents were significantly more bothered by ETS than what restaurant proprietors perceived. Fine dining establishments were significantly less likely to be smoke-free or to perceive patrons bothered by ETS. Although correlation coefficients were statistically significant, no trend was noted between proprietors&rsquo; smoking habits and their smoking policies or attitudes due to poor strength of the coefficients. The majority of governmental buildings were not smoke-free. The coalition used the evaluative findings to identify new program priorities and establish new program interventions for year two of the project. This adjustment in strategic planning was viewed as increasing the likelihood of goal achievement and future impact. AN: MN030157 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:09:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:09:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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