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Development of the farm safety and health beliefs scale.

Authors
Hodne-CJ; Thu-K; Donham-KJ; Watson-D; Roy-N
Source
J Agric Saf Health 1999 Nov; 5(4):395-406
NIOSHTIC No.
20024562
Abstract
Farmersí safety and health beliefs are measured by the new 24-item Farm Safety and Health Beliefs Scale (FSHBS), derived from the Health Belief Model (HBM) and tested among Iowa farmers (n = 259) involved in the Certified Safe Farms (CSF) project. A factor analysis of responses to 39 original FSHBS items revealed five HBM-related factors: (1) susceptibility to a farm-related accident/illness; (2) benefits of performing safety and health behaviors; (3) barriers to performing these behaviors; (4) self-efficacy regarding performing these behaviors; and (5) severity/finances regarding the consequences of an accident/illness. Farmers who feel more able to perform behaviors that promote their overall health report greater abilities and benefits in practicing proper farm safety and health behaviors. These farmers also feel less vulnerable to farm-related accidents and illnesses. Limitations are discussed, along with implications for educational and clinical interventions.
Keywords
Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Injuries; Occupational-health; Demographic-characteristics; Questionnaires; Education; Author Keywords: Measurement instrument; Farm safety; Health beliefs
Contact
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, University of Iowa, 103 IREH, Oakdale Campus, Iowa City, IA 52242-5000, USA
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
19991101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
ristorautiainen@uiowa.edu
Funding Amount
720000
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-717552
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1074-7583
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
IA
Performing Organization
University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa
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