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Titolo:
Is acculturation related to use of hearing protection?
Autore:
Rabinowitz, PM; Duran, R;
Indirizzi:
Yale Univ, Sch Med, Yale Occupat & Environm Med, New Haven, CT 06510 USA Yale Univ New Haven CT USA 06510 & Environm Med, New Haven, CT 06510 USA Yale Univ, Sch Nursing, New Haven, CT 06536 USA Yale Univ New Haven CT USA 06536 iv, Sch Nursing, New Haven, CT 06536 USA
Titolo Testata:
AIHAJ
fascicolo: 5, volume: 62, anno: 2001,
pagine: 611 - 614
SICI:
1529-8663(200109/10)62:5<611:IARTUO>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
WORKERS;
Keywords:
acculturation; ear protective devices; Hispanic Americans; occupational noise; multilingualism; noise-induced hearing loss;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
9
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rabinowitz, PM Yale Univ, Sch Med, Yale Occupat & Environm Med, 135 Coll St,3rd Floor, New Haven, CT 06510 USA Yale Univ 135 Coll St,3rd Floor New Haven CT USA 06510 USA
Citazione:
P.M. Rabinowitz e R. Duran, "Is acculturation related to use of hearing protection?", AIHAJ, 62(5), 2001, pp. 611-614

Abstract

Noise-exposed employees with limited English skills may pose a special challenge for hearing conservation programs. This pilot field study assessed knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding use of hearing protective devices in a largely Hispanic group of 88 workers exposed to industrial noise. Effectiveness of hearing protection was determined through field measurements of personal attenuation ratings. Individual scores on an acculturation scale (first language learned, language at home, degree of literacy in English, preferred language) demonstrated a correlation between a low degree of acculturation and low personal attenuation rating (R-2= 0.49, p=0.0001). Lowacculturation was also correlated with high-perceived barriers to use of hearing protection (p=0.006). Although neither self reports of self-efficacynor perceived benefits of hearing protection correlated with personal attenuation rating, perceived barriers to hearing protector use was a significant predictor of hearing protector fit (p=0.05). These results indicate thatless acculturated workers may be underutilizing hearing protection in the workplace partly due to perceived barriers to use of hearing protective devices. To be effective, hearing conservation training programs in work siteswith an immigrant work force need to address language and cultural barriers to the use of hearing protection.

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