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A communication matrix intervention to increase adoption of federal government safety recommendations.

Authors
Booth-Butterfield-S; Welbourne-JL; Ott-S; Hartley-T; Thomas-KC; Lawryk-NJ
Source
Health Commun 2008 Jul; 23(4):307-312
NIOSHTIC No.
20034483
Abstract
A 3-year, multichannel intervention project assessed adoption of federal government workplace safety testing methods among 3 randomly drawn samples of industrial hygienists. A communication matrix (McGuire, 1985, 1989) framework focusing on stages of reception, processing, and response was used to create, implement, and evaluate the intervention. Participants were interviewed by phone during 3 waves: baseline, immediately following year 1 of the intervention, and immediately following year 2 of the intervention. Results indicate a gain in reception over the course of the intervention. Increases in attitudes, control beliefs, intentions, and self-reported behavior were found between baseline and the 1st year of the intervention, and were maintained (although not increased) during the 2nd year of the intervention. Strengths and weaknesses of the intervention are viewed through the scope of the communication matrix.
Keywords
Psychological-reactions; Psychological-responses; Mental-processes; Attitude; Mathematical-models; Statistical-analysis; Safety-education; Safety-programs
Contact
Jennifer Welbourne, Department of Psychology, University of texas-Pan American, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78541-2999
CODEN
HECOER
Publication Date
20080701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
welbournjl@utpa.edu
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1041-0236
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Health Communication
State
WV; TX
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