A survey of occupational health professionals’ preventive pulmonary practices and worksite environments

Development and initial findings

Anne M. Hewitt, Karen Glanz, Stanley Fiel

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Abstract

This article describes the development of a worksite survey to evaluate a continuing medical education (CME) program to improve preventive pulmonary practices and worksite environments of occupational physicians and nurses, and baseline findings from the survey. The two-part instrument assessed individual counseling practices for preventing lung disease and worksite environments. Eighty-one occupational physicians and nurses completed the survey before the CME program. Reliability coefficients (Cronbach’s alpha) were calculated for five test subsections: smoking counseling (.72), workplace hazards (.70), environmental programs (.78), workplace environment (.94), and smoking policies (.91). Baseline findings indicated that 80% of respondents reported that their employees/patients were exposed to various workplace hazards. This instrument can be used to evaluate occupational health professionals’ performance and worksite environments and may be useful for evaluating change over time or following a training program for occupational health professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-689
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Occupational Health
Workplace
Lung
Continuing Medical Education
Counseling
Smoking
Nurses
Physicians
Surveys and Questionnaires
Lung Diseases
Education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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