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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160065
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Latino Construction Workers' Experience with Occupational Noise
Abstract:
Latino Construction Workers' Experience with Occupational Noise
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Kerr, Madeleine, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
Contact Telephone:612-625-2669
Co-Authors:Cheryl L. Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant Professor
Purpose: To discover Latino construction workers' experiences with and attitudes towards occupational noise and hearing protection.

Background: This project addresses hearing health among Latino construction workers, a population that comprises 17 percent of the U.S. construction workforce (CPWR, 2002). In keeping with the Healthy People 2010 goal to eliminate disparities in health outcomes in minority populations and the objective to reduce adult hearing loss in the noise-exposed public, the overall research goal is to adapt, implement and evaluate a health communication intervention to prevent occupational hearing loss in Latino construction workers.

Theoretical Framework: Pender's Health Promotion Model guides this program of research in hearing health promotion. This formative research study will inform revisions of the existing health communication intervention incorporating Health Promotion Model concepts such as barriers to use of hearing protection.

Methods: A total of 14 Latino construction workers participated in a focus group in English (n=9) or Spanish (n=5). Bilingual subjects were recruited through labor unions and monolingual Spanish subjects through newspaper ads. Data in transcripts were coded and sorted to discover patterns, themes and meanings. In an iterative process, two investigators and two consultants will compare themes across groups to synthesize the results and make recommendations for intervention design.

Results: Preliminary findings indicate three broad themes: 1) Perceived noise exposure: There was a wide range of perceived levels, duration and constancy of noise exposure. 2) Barriers and supports for use: Subjects identified several barriers and some supports for using hearing protection. 3) Educational intervention suggestions. Participants identified or responded to investigators' ideas for hearing health education scenarios.

Conclusions: Results of this study will help to ensure that the intervention in development will be culturally relevant and acceptable to Latino construction workers. [Poster Presentation]
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.titleLatino Construction Workers' Experience with Occupational Noiseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160065-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Latino Construction Workers' Experience with Occupational Noise</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kerr, Madeleine, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">612-625-2669</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kerrx010@umn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cheryl L. Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To discover Latino construction workers' experiences with and attitudes towards occupational noise and hearing protection.<br/><br/>Background: This project addresses hearing health among Latino construction workers, a population that comprises 17 percent of the U.S. construction workforce (CPWR, 2002). In keeping with the Healthy People 2010 goal to eliminate disparities in health outcomes in minority populations and the objective to reduce adult hearing loss in the noise-exposed public, the overall research goal is to adapt, implement and evaluate a health communication intervention to prevent occupational hearing loss in Latino construction workers. <br/><br/>Theoretical Framework: Pender's Health Promotion Model guides this program of research in hearing health promotion. This formative research study will inform revisions of the existing health communication intervention incorporating Health Promotion Model concepts such as barriers to use of hearing protection.<br/><br/>Methods: A total of 14 Latino construction workers participated in a focus group in English (n=9) or Spanish (n=5). Bilingual subjects were recruited through labor unions and monolingual Spanish subjects through newspaper ads. Data in transcripts were coded and sorted to discover patterns, themes and meanings. In an iterative process, two investigators and two consultants will compare themes across groups to synthesize the results and make recommendations for intervention design. <br/><br/>Results: Preliminary findings indicate three broad themes: 1) Perceived noise exposure: There was a wide range of perceived levels, duration and constancy of noise exposure. 2) Barriers and supports for use: Subjects identified several barriers and some supports for using hearing protection. 3) Educational intervention suggestions. Participants identified or responded to investigators' ideas for hearing health education scenarios.<br/><br/>Conclusions: Results of this study will help to ensure that the intervention in development will be culturally relevant and acceptable to Latino construction workers. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:35:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:35:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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