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Stages of change in hearing-protection behavior, cognition, and hearing status.

Authors
Hong-O; Chin-DL; Kerr-MJ; Ronis-DL
Source
Am J Health Behav 2012 Nov; 36(6):811-822
NIOSHTIC No.
20042306
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine stages of hearing-protection behavioral change and their relationships with cognitions and hearing status. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 769 construction workers who completed a survey and audiometric tests. RESULTS: The majority of participants (over 64%) were in the preparation stage. Participants in the action/maintenance stage demonstrated significantly greater benefits, self-efficacy, and interpersonal influence; fewer barriers; and better hearing. This is the first study that shows significantly better health outcome, hearing ability, as the stage progresses. CONCLUSION: Study demonstrates preliminary validity of the stages of change with hearing-protection behavior. Future hearing-protection intervention should integrate the stages of change to increase effectiveness.
Keywords
Humans; Men; Women; Construction-workers; Construction; Construction-industry; Workers; Work-environment; Behavior; Auditory-system; Hearing; Hearing-protection; Noise-protection; Noise; Noise-control; Ears; Ear-protectors; Ear-protection; Age-groups; Author Keywords: Stages-of-change; Hearing-protection; Cognitive-Perceptions; Construction-workers; Hearing-ability
Publication Date
20121101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
oisaeng.hong@nursing.ucsf.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-004034
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
1087-3244
Source Name
American Journal of Health Behavior
State
CA; MI; MN
Performing Organization
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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