An ecological approach to hearing-health promotion in workplaces.

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dc.contributor.author Reddy, Ravi en
dc.contributor.author Welch, David en
dc.contributor.author Ameratunga, Shanthi en
dc.contributor.author Thorne, Peter en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-15T03:36:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-05 en
dc.identifier.issn 1499-2027 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41693 en
dc.description.abstract To develop and assess use, acceptability and feasibility of an ecological hearing conservation programme for workplaces.A school-based public health hearing preservation education programme (Dangerous Decibels®) was adapted for workplaces using the Multi-level Approach to Community Health (MATCH) Model. The programme was delivered in small manufacturing companies and evaluated using a questionnaire before the training and at one week and two-months after training.Workers (n = 56) from five small manufacturing companies were recruited.There was a significant improvement in knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of workers at the intrapersonal level; in behaviour motivation and safety culture at the interpersonal and organisational levels; and an overall improvement in hearing-health behaviour after two months post-intervention.The developed programme offers a simple, interactive and theory-based intervention that is well accepted and effective in promoting positive hearing-health behaviour in workplaces. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International journal of audiology en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Hearing Disorders en
dc.subject Occupational Diseases en
dc.subject Risk Factors en
dc.subject Feasibility Studies en
dc.subject Program Evaluation en
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice en
dc.subject Health Behavior en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject Auditory Perception en
dc.subject Hearing en
dc.subject Safety Management en
dc.subject Occupational Exposure en
dc.subject Noise, Occupational en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Occupational Health en
dc.subject Workplace en
dc.subject Health Promotion en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.title An ecological approach to hearing-health promotion in workplaces. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14992027.2016.1271467 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 316 en
pubs.volume 56 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 28079408 en
pubs.end-page 327 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype Evaluation Studies en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 609091 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Audiology en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1708-8186 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-01-13 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28079408 en


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