Using the Extended Parallel Process Model to create and evaluate the effectiveness of brochures to reduce the risk for noise-induced hearing loss in college students

Michael R. Kotowski, Sandi W. Smith, Patti Johnstone, Erin Pritt

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Abstract

Brochures containing messages developed according to the Extended Parallel Process Model were deployed to increase intentions to use hearing protection for college students. These brochures were presented to one-half of a college student sample, after which a questionnaire was administered to assess perceptions of threat, efficacy, and behavioral intentions. The other half of the sample completed the questionnaire and then received brochures. Results indicated that people receiving the brochure before the questionnaire reported greater perceptions of hearing loss threat and efficacy to use ear plugs when in loud environments, however, intentions to use ear plugs were unchanged. Distribution of the brochure also resulted in greater perceptions of hearing loss threat and efficacy to use over-the-ear headphones when using devices such as MP3 players. In this case, however, intentions to use over-the-ear headphones increased. Results are discussed in terms of future research and practical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-271
Number of pages11
JournalNoise and Health
Volume13
Issue number53
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Pamphlets
Ear
Students
Hearing Loss
MP3-Player
Hearing
Equipment and Supplies
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Speech and Hearing

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Using the Extended Parallel Process Model to create and evaluate the effectiveness of brochures to reduce the risk for noise-induced hearing loss in college students. / Kotowski, Michael R.; Smith, Sandi W.; Johnstone, Patti; Pritt, Erin.

In: Noise and Health, Vol. 13, No. 53, 01.07.2011, p. 261-271.

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