Associate Research Scientist (affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs).
Comparison of the original and revised structures of the health promotion model in predicting construction workers' use of hearing protection†
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 3–17, February 2006
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Ronis, D. L., Hong, O. and Lusk, S. L. (2006), Comparison of the original and revised structures of the health promotion model in predicting construction workers' use of hearing protection. Res. Nurs. Health, 29: 3–17. doi: 10.1002/nur.20111
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- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 SEP 2005
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Grant Number: R01 OH03136. Contract grant principal investigator: Sally L. Lusk.
- health behavior;
- ear protective devices
Pender's health promotion model (HPM) has been revised, including substantial changes in its structure. The purpose of this study was to compare the fit and predictive usefulness of the original and revised structures of the HPM as applied to the use of hearing protection devices by 703 construction workers. Structural equation modeling was used to evaluate the two alternative forms of the model. Both forms of the model fit well, with the revised structure having a better fit and explaining more of the variance in use of hearing protection (28% vs. 18%). Results support the revised structure of the health promotion model (HPM) over the original form, and indicate it may be useful in understanding and predicting use of hearing protection. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 29:3–17, 2006