Madeleine J. Kerr

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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)
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)
Evidence-based clinical guidelines are being developed to bridge the gap between research and practice with the goals of improving health care quality and population health. However, disseminating, implementing, and ensuring ongoing use of clinical guidelines in practice settings is challenging. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility(More)
A new technique to determine the current-voltage characteristics of solar cells based on simultaneously measuring the open-circuit voltage as a function of a slowly varying light intensity has been proposed recently (Sinton and Cuevas, 2000). This paper presents a detailed theoretical analysis and interpretation of such quasi-steady-state V oc measurements(More)
OBJECTIVES The mental state examination (MSE) provides crucial information for healthcare professionals in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric patients as well as potentially providing valuable data for mental health researchers accessing electronic health records (EHRs). We wished to establish if improvements could be achieved in the documenting of(More)
• Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) : One of most prevalent occupational injuries. • There are limited data on hearing ability of workers. • Data are needed to describe the extent of NIHL and to measure outcomes of hearing loss prevention programs. • Standardized representation in the electronic health record (EHR) could fill this gap. Purpose: To develop(More)
IMPLICATIONS CONCLUSIONS The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership defined health literacy as the patient's ability to obtain, understand and act on health information and the capacity of health care providers and healthcare systems to communicate clearly, educate about health and empower patients. Immigrant and refugee populations are at particular risk(More)
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