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Predictors of use of hearing protection among a representative sample of farmers.

Authors
McCullagh-MC; Ronis-DL; Lusk-SL
Source
Res Nurs Health 2010 Dec; 33(6):528-538
NIOSHTIC No.
20038091
Abstract
Farmers experience higher rates of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) than workers in most other industries. We developed a model of farmers' use of hearing protection, and tested it with a random sample (n = 532) of farmers from the upper Midwest. Barriers to using hearing protection (e.g., difficulty communicating; OR=.44, p < .003) were negatively related to use. Greater access/availability of hearing protectors (OR = 1.75, p < .010) and male gender (OR = .43, p < .019) were positively related to use. The model correctly predicted use of hearing protection for 74% of the cases. Overall, farmers demonstrated low hearing protector use, and results were similar to those from previous studies of non-farm workers. Findings from this study will be useful in designing interventions to increase farmers' hearing protector use and decrease their rates of NIHL.
Keywords
Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Farmers; Agricultural-workers; Hearing-loss; Hearing-protection; Men; Injury-prevention; Behavior; Mathematical-models; Noise-control; Noise-exposure; Noise-protection; Ear-protectors; Author Keywords: hearing loss; agriculture; prevention and control; noise
Contact
M.C. McCullagh, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 400 N. Ingalls, Suite 3182, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482, USA
CODEN
RNHEDO
Publication Date
20101201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
mcculla@umich.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R03-OH-008358
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0160-6891
Source Name
Research in Nursing and Health
State
MI; ND
Performing Organization
North Dakota State University
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