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BACKGROUND Mexican American workers are vulnerable to noise-induced hearing loss, the most common occupational disease in the United States. OBJECTIVES The purpose was to test the applicability of the Health Promotion Model to Mexican American workers' use of hearing protection devices. METHOD A correlational descriptive design and path analysis were(More)
The development and initial psychometric evaluation of a Spanish language version of the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) is described. The 48-item instrument was translated into Spanish and found to be culturally relevant and reliable in a pilot study. The Spanish version was then administered to a diverse but predominantly Mexican-American group(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe construction workers' use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) and determine their perceptions of noise exposure and hearing loss. Operating engineers, carpenters, and plumbers/pipe fitters in the Midwest (n = 400) completed a written questionnaire regarding their use of HPDs and their perceptions of noise exposure(More)
In this project we tested the effectiveness of a theory-based intervention (video, pamphlets, and guided practice session) to increase the use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) among Midwestern construction workers and a national group of plumber/pipefitter trainers. Posttest measures were collected 10-12 months following this intervention. Pender's(More)
The Health Promotion Model (HPM) was tested as a causal model to predict workers' use of hearing protection (N = 645). Measures indicated an excellent fit of the theoretical model. The exploratory analyses found the same cognitive-perceptual factors most important in predicting use. However, in contrast to the theoretical model, two modifying factors (job(More)
PURPOSE Laffrey's Health Conception Scale (LHCS), an instrument designed to measure personal definitions of health, was reduced with the intent of creating a useful yet less cumbersome version of the LHCS. DESIGN The original form of the LHCS was tested in a preliminary study, and results were used as a basis for the reduction of the instrument. The(More)
In this study, we used the conceptual Health Promotion Model to identify predictors of hearing protection use among blue-collar workers (N = 504). The strongest predictors were self-efficacy, benefits, value, and barriers. Items in the barriers scale were most strongly correlated with use and had the greatest potential for change. Therefore, items from this(More)
This study was conducted with 62 Mexican-American migrant farm workers at four different sites in northern Illinois. An established English and a newly developed pilot Spanish version of the health-promoting lifestyle profile was used. The concept of health-promoting lifestyle appeared to be culturally relevant to study participants. English-speaking(More)
Current data regarding construction noise exposure are confusing, and their implications are not well understood. This is due in part to measurement challenges. Using standard dosimetry for measuring noise levels in the construction industry is inadequate due to the multitask, variable environment of the construction worker. This study used a task-based(More)
Management approaches are needed to prepare intervention data sets for research. We identified four management approaches and applied them to Omaha System intervention data from 15 home care agencies (621,385 interventions provided to 2,862 patients). Classifying intervention data created differing numbers of distinct groups for deductive approaches labeled(More)