Environmental Health Instrument Development: Further Testing of the Household Risk Perception and Self-Efficacy in Environmental Risk Reduction
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE)
7/1/2013 – 6/30/2014
The purpose of this study is to further refine and reduce items in the Household Risk Perception and the Self-Efficacy in Environmental Risk Reduction instruments using principal component analysis. These instruments were designed to test risk perception and self-efficacy, concepts linked to engagement in protective environmental health behaviors.
Providing public health nurses and other professionals with validated reliable instruments that measure risk perception and self-efficacy regarding environmental health risks can improve population health by explaining the mechanisms by which populations understand and act on environmental risks in homes. Ensuing interventions can be tailored to measured outcomes from the instruments.