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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160694
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of a tailored intervention
Abstract:
Effectiveness of a tailored intervention
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Lusk, Sally, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Building, 3182 SNB, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Contact Telephone:734.647.0347
Over 30 million workers are exposed to harmful levels of noise. Consistent use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) prevents noise-induced hearing loss, an irreversible impairment with significant monetary and personal costs. Previous studies have found workers' use of HPDs to be inadequate (18% to 70% of the time they are needed). This study contrasted the effectiveness of a tailored intervention with a non-tailored predictor-based and a control intervention in increasing factory workers' use of HPDs. Computers, located in sound-proof booths at the factory, were used to obtain informed consent, collect data, deliver the intervention, and transmit data to the University. One year post intervention, there were significant differences in workers' (n=1205) change scores by intervention groups (p=.046). Use significantly increased in the tailored group (p=.006), but not in the other two groups. For workers who were not already using HPDs 100% of the time (n=765), only those in the tailored group significantly increased their use (from 67% to 75%). While there was considerable overlap in content of the tailored and non-tailored interventions, the tailored intervention was specific to individuals' needs. Thus, these results suggest that even an automated presentation of information tailored to the individual can enhance effectiveness.
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.titleEffectiveness of a tailored interventionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160694-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of a tailored intervention</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lusk, Sally, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Building, 3182 SNB, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734.647.0347</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lusk@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Over 30 million workers are exposed to harmful levels of noise. Consistent use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) prevents noise-induced hearing loss, an irreversible impairment with significant monetary and personal costs. Previous studies have found workers' use of HPDs to be inadequate (18% to 70% of the time they are needed). This study contrasted the effectiveness of a tailored intervention with a non-tailored predictor-based and a control intervention in increasing factory workers' use of HPDs. Computers, located in sound-proof booths at the factory, were used to obtain informed consent, collect data, deliver the intervention, and transmit data to the University. One year post intervention, there were significant differences in workers' (n=1205) change scores by intervention groups (p=.046). Use significantly increased in the tailored group (p=.006), but not in the other two groups. For workers who were not already using HPDs 100% of the time (n=765), only those in the tailored group significantly increased their use (from 67% to 75%). While there was considerable overlap in content of the tailored and non-tailored interventions, the tailored intervention was specific to individuals' needs. Thus, these results suggest that even an automated presentation of information tailored to the individual can enhance effectiveness.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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