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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160865
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of hearing protection: Predictors from the Health Promotion Model
Abstract:
Use of hearing protection: Predictors from the Health Promotion Model
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:1991
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
An estimated 14 million workers in the United States are exposed to hazardous noise. Noise destroys hearing, but consistent use of hearing protection equipment prevents noise-induced hearing loss, an irreversible impairment with very significant monetary and personal costs. The purpose of this project is to test the Health Promotion Model (Pender, 1987) as a causal model to explain workers' use of hearing protection equipment.



Hourly workers (n = 101) in a midwestern chemical plant completed written questionnaires measuring selected components of the Health Promotion Model and eliciting self-reported use of hearing protection. Workers typically were middle-aged Caucasian males, educated at a high school level or beyond. From the model, Self-Efficacy, Situational Factors, the Clinical Scale of the Health Conception Scale and Perceived Benefits were predictors of use cf hearing protection (R squared = .36). The remaining scales of the Health Conception Scale, Perceived Barriers and Importance of Health were not significant predictors. These findings suggest that interventions be directed toward enhancing workers' confidence in using the equipment, increasing the accessibility of equipment in the worksite, linking use with preventing illness, and increasing awareness of the benefits of use of hearing protection.
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.titleUse of hearing protection: Predictors from the Health Promotion Modelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160865-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of hearing protection: Predictors from the Health Promotion Model</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">1991</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">An estimated 14 million workers in the United States are exposed to hazardous noise. Noise destroys hearing, but consistent use of hearing protection equipment prevents noise-induced hearing loss, an irreversible impairment with very significant monetary and personal costs. The purpose of this project is to test the Health Promotion Model (Pender, 1987) as a causal model to explain workers' use of hearing protection equipment.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Hourly workers (n = 101) in a midwestern chemical plant completed written questionnaires measuring selected components of the Health Promotion Model and eliciting self-reported use of hearing protection. Workers typically were middle-aged Caucasian males, educated at a high school level or beyond. From the model, Self-Efficacy, Situational Factors, the Clinical Scale of the Health Conception Scale and Perceived Benefits were predictors of use cf hearing protection (R squared = .36). The remaining scales of the Health Conception Scale, Perceived Barriers and Importance of Health were not significant predictors. These findings suggest that interventions be directed toward enhancing workers' confidence in using the equipment, increasing the accessibility of equipment in the worksite, linking use with preventing illness, and increasing awareness of the benefits of use of hearing protection.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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