1249 15Th St Suite 2000
Huntington WV 25701
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License #: BM9528324Q071
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Clinical psychologists and smoking cessation: treatment practices and perceptions. - Journal of community health
A random sample of clinical psychologists was surveyed regarding their smoking cessation practices and perceptions. A total of 352 psychologists responded (57%) to the valid and reliable questionnaire. The majority (59.1%) of psychologists did not always identify and document the smoking status of patients. The majority reported high efficacy expectations (66.4%) and low outcome expectations (55.1%) for using the 5A's smoking cessation counseling technique. Counselors that had never smoked were almost two times more likely to have higher efficacy expectations than those that were current smokers or ex-smokers (OR = 1.94, 95% CI 1.18-3.12). The factors that predicted regular use of the 5A's included the number of identified barriers, psychologists' level of self efficacy, and the urbanicity of one's practice location.
Continuing-education needs of public health educators: their perspectives. - Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP
The objective of the study described in this article was to determine the perceived continuing-education needs of employed public health educators. A three-wave mailing of a questionnaire was sent to a national sample of 500 public health educators who were asked to rate their preparation on 41 subcompetencies. Of 299 returned surveys (63%), 149 indicated that they were not currently practicing public health educators. Thus, analysis was based on 150 respondents. Six subcompetencies were perceived by 25% or more of the respondents as topics in which they needed more training. Health educators reported a need for continuing education, focused primarily on administration and evaluation of programs and applying appropriate research principles. Furthermore, the public health educators overwhelmingly preferred to attend a conference or workshop (85%) as their method of obtaining further continuing education. Health education programs and professional organizations need to take note of the identified continuing-education needs when developing future educational programs to adequately update health educators.
Effect on survey return rates of having a signed or unsigned postcard as the third-wave mailing. - Psychological reports
This study assessed differences in response rates to a three-wave mail survey when signed or unsigned postcards were the third wave of the mailing (after two mailings of the questionnaire). A total of 259 signed postcards and 259 unsigned postcards were mailed as the third-wave mailing. There were 34 signed postcards and 30 unsigned postcards returned, a not significantly different distribution by chi-square test.
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