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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160810
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Use of Hearing Protection among a Random Sample of Farmers
Abstract:
Predictors of Use of Hearing Protection among a Random Sample of Farmers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:McCullagh, Marjorie, Ph.D.
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:400 N. Ingalls, Suite 3182, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5482, USA
Contact Telephone:734-763-3450
Co-Authors:M.C. McCullagh, D.L. Ronis, S.L. Lusk, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; D.L. Ronis, Veterans Administration, Ann Arbor, MI;
Farmers are exposed to hazardous noise from equipment and livestock, and experience higher rates of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) than their non-farming age cohorts. Although use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) is effective in preventing NIHL, their use among farmers is low. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect farmers' use of HPDs. A model of farmers' HPD use, derived from Pender's Health Promotion Model, guided the identification of factors affecting farmers' use of HPDs. Computer-assisted telephone surveys were conducted with a disproportionate probability sample of 532 farmers randomly selected from USDA census lists from a four-state region in the upper Midwest. Farmers reported low use of HPDs (27% of time exposed to high noise). A previous study using a convenience sample found that interpersonal factors, barriers, and situational factors were significant predictors of HPD use among farmers. In contrast, a logistic regression analysis of the current sample identified barriers, situational factors, and gender as statistically significant predictors of this health behavior, but interpersonal factors were not significant. Predictors in the current study were similar to those of other worker groups. The model correctly predicted 74 percent of cases. Findings from this study will be used in the design of interventions to promote HPD use among farmers and reduce the level of NIHL among this high-risk and underserved worker group.
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.titlePredictors of Use of Hearing Protection among a Random Sample of Farmersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160810-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predictors of Use of Hearing Protection among a Random Sample of Farmers</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McCullagh, Marjorie, Ph.D.</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">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">400 N. Ingalls, Suite 3182, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734-763-3450</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mcculla@umich.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M.C. McCullagh, D.L. Ronis, S.L. Lusk, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; D.L. Ronis, Veterans Administration, Ann Arbor, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Farmers are exposed to hazardous noise from equipment and livestock, and experience higher rates of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) than their non-farming age cohorts. Although use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) is effective in preventing NIHL, their use among farmers is low. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect farmers' use of HPDs. A model of farmers' HPD use, derived from Pender's Health Promotion Model, guided the identification of factors affecting farmers' use of HPDs. Computer-assisted telephone surveys were conducted with a disproportionate probability sample of 532 farmers randomly selected from USDA census lists from a four-state region in the upper Midwest. Farmers reported low use of HPDs (27% of time exposed to high noise). A previous study using a convenience sample found that interpersonal factors, barriers, and situational factors were significant predictors of HPD use among farmers. In contrast, a logistic regression analysis of the current sample identified barriers, situational factors, and gender as statistically significant predictors of this health behavior, but interpersonal factors were not significant. Predictors in the current study were similar to those of other worker groups. The model correctly predicted 74 percent of cases. Findings from this study will be used in the design of interventions to promote HPD use among farmers and reduce the level of NIHL among this high-risk and underserved worker group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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