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Protocol - Worksite Policies

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Description:

This protocol includes eight questions from the National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS) that are used to assess a respondent’s exposure to and compliance with worksite policies on tobacco.

Protocol:

Now I am going to ask you about some questions about policies on tobacco use in the place where you work. But first, I need to know about your employment status.

1. Are you currently working for pay or are you self-employed, either part-time or full-time?

1 [ ] YES

2 [ ] NO [END QUESTIONS]

7 [ ] DON’T KNOW [END QUESTIONS]

9 [ ] REFUSED [END QUESTIONS]

2. Do you currently have one job or more than one job?

1 [ ] ONE JOB [GO TO Q3]

2 [ ] MORE THAN ONE JOB

7 [ ] DON’T KNOW [END QUESTIONS]

9 [ ] REFUSED [END QUESTIONS]

Please answer the following questions for the job at which you spend the most time.

INTERVIEWER: IF THE RESPONDENT SPENDS THE MOST TIME AT TWO OR MORE JOBS EQUALLY, ASK THEM TO CHOOSE THE ONE AT WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING THE LONGEST. IF THEY STILL CAN’T CHOOSE ONE JOB, ASK THEM TO CHOOSE THE ONE THEY LIKE THE MOST.

INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT WORKS IN MORE THAN ONE, PLEASE READ:

"Please choose the setting in which you spend the most time."

INTERVIEWER: IF THE RESPONDENT SPENDS THE MOST TIME AT TWO OR MORE SETTINGS EQUALLY, PLEASE READ:

"Of the [SAY: Number of settings], please choose the setting at which you have been working the longest."

INTERVIEWER: IF THE RESPONDENT STILL CAN’T CHOOSE, PLEASE READ:

"Of the [SAY: Number of settings], please choose the setting which you like the most."

3. Most of the time, do you work…?

01 [ ] Outdoors

02 [ ] In a vehicle

03 [ ] Indoors at home

04 [ ] Indoors in a place like an office building, retail store, restaurant, or factory

96 [ ] Somewhere else (Specify)

77 [ ] DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE [END QUESTIONS]

99 [ ] REFUSED [END QUESTIONS]

The next two questions refer to smoking in indoor areas. When answering the questions, please count your vehicle as an indoor area.

/ASK IF Q3 EQ (1-4, 96)/

/RANGE: 01-07/

4. Now I’m going to ask you about smoke you might have breathed at work because someone else was smoking, either indoors or outdoors. During the past 7 days, that is, since last [TODAY’S DAY OF WEEK], on how many days did you breathe the smoke at your workplace from someone other than you who was smoking tobacco?

0_ [ ] NUMBER OF DAYS

88 [ ] NONE

77 [ ] DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE

99 [ ] REFUSED

/IF Q3 = 1, GO TO Q6 /

/ASK IF Q3 EQ (02-04, 96)/

INTERVIEWER: THE ORDER OF THE RESPONSE CATEGORIES FOR THIS QUESTION IS BEING RANDOMLY REVERSED

[INTERVIEWER: DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE IS AN ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE HERE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROBE FURTHER IF RESPONDENT SAYS

"DON’T KNOW"]

5. At your workplace, is smoking in indoor areas…?

1 [ ] Always allowed

2 [ ] Allowed only at some times or in some places

3 [ ] Never allowed

7 [ ] DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE [END QUESTIONS]

9 [ ] REFUSED [END QUESTIONS]

/ASK IF Q3 EQ 1 OR Q5 EQ (1-3)/

INTERVIEWER: THE ORDER OF THE RESPONSE CATEGORIES FOR THIS QUESTION IS BEING RANDOMLY REVERSED

[INTERVIEWER: DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE IS AN ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE HERE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROBE FURTHER IF RESPONDENT SAYS "DON’T KNOW"]

6. At your workplace, is smoking in outdoor areas…?

1 [ ] Always allowed

2 [ ] Allowed only at some times or in some places

3 [ ] Never allowed

7 [ ] DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE [END QUESTIONS]

9 [ ] REFUSED [END QUESTIONS]

/ASK IF Q6 EQ (1-3)/

INTERVIEWER: THE ORDER OF THE RESPONSE CATEGORIES FOR THIS QUESTION IS BEING RANDOMLY REVERSED

[INTERVIEWER: DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE IS AN ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE HERE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROBE FURTHER IF RESPONDENT SAYS "DON’T KNOW"]

7. At your workplace, is the use of chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or snus…?

1 [ ] Always allowed

2 [ ] Allowed only at some times or in some places

3 [ ] Never allowed

7 [ ] DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE [END QUESTIONS]

9 [ ] REFUSED[END QUESTIONS]

IF Q5 = 1 AND Q6 = 1 AND Q7 = 1, END QUESTIONS

Asked of respondents who reported that smoking or smokeless tobacco are never allowed or allowed only at some times or in some places, indoors or outdoors, in their workplaces.

/ASK IF Q5 EQ (2 OR 3) OR Q6 EQ (2 OR 3) OR Q7 EQ (2 OR 3)/

8. To your knowledge, during the past 30 days, that is, since [DATE FILL], has anyone, including yourself, used tobacco of any kind at your work when he or she was not supposed to?

1 [ ] YES

2 [ ] NO

7 [ ] DON’T KNOW/NOT SURE

9 [ ] REFUSED

Protocol Name from Source:

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

Equipment Needs

None.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Adults (18+)

Specific Instructions:

The WG recommends that investigators consider clearly defining "tobacco products" by noting whether that definition includes or excludes certain types of related products based on these criteria: products that are intended for human consumption; made or derived from tobacco; typically contain nicotine, but sometimes do not; and are not Food and Drug Administration-approved tobacco-cessation products.

Selection Rationale

The National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS) is a validated survey that yields data representative and comparable at both the national and state levels. The NATS is a stratified national survey of non-institutionalized adults aged 18 years and older residing in the 50 states or Washington, D.C., created to assess the prevalence of tobacco use, as well as the factors promoting and impeding tobacco use among adults. NATS establishes a comprehensive framework for evaluating both the national and state-specific tobacco control programs.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Tobacco Worksite Policy Compliance Assessment Text Public ID : 4885441 4885441 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None.

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Promotion and Health Prevention (NCCDPHP), Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). (2009-10). National Adult Tobacco Survey Questionnaire. Questions 77-84.

General References

King, Brian A. and Homa, David M. and Dube, Shanta R. and Babb, Stephen D. (2014). Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Workplaces Among Employed U.S. Adults: Findings From the National Adult Tobacco Survey. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16 (10): 1307-1318.

Protocol ID:

751401

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Location PX751401030000 Most of the time, do you work...? 4 N/A
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Number PX751401020000 Do you currently have one job or more than one job? 4 N/A
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Secondhandsmoking_Coded PX751401040200 Now I'm going to ask you about smoke you might have breathed at work because someone else was smoking, either indoors or outdoors. During the past 7 days, that is, since last [TODAY'S DAY OF WEEK], on how many days did you breathe the smoke at your workplace from someone other than you who was smoking tobacco? 4 N/A
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Secondhandsmoking_Days PX751401040100 Now I'm going to ask you about smoke you might have breathed at work because someone else was smoking, either indoors or outdoors. During the past 7 days, that is, since last [TODAY'S DAY OF WEEK], on how many days did you breathe the smoke at your workplace from someone other than you who was smoking tobacco? 4 N/A
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Smokeless_Products PX751401070000 At your workplace, is the use of chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or snus...? 4 N/A
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Smoking_Indoors PX751401050000 At your workplace, is smoking in indoor areas...? 4 N/A
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Smoking_Outdoors PX751401060000 At your workplace, is smoking in outdoor areas...? 4 N/A
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Status PX751401010000 Are you currently working for pay or are you self-employed, either part-time or full-time? 4 Variable Mapping
PX751401_Worksite_Policies_Employment_Violation PX751401080000 To your knowledge, during the past 30 days, that is, since [DATE FILL], has anyone, including yourself, used tobacco of any kind at your work when he or she was not supposed to? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Worksite Policies

Release Date:

June 24, 2015

Definition

This measure is used to assess adult exposure to and compliance with worksite policies on tobacco.

Purpose

The purpose of this measure is to gain an understanding of a respondent’s exposure to and compliance with tobacco-related worksite policies.

Keywords

Worksite tobacco policy, worksite tobacco policies, National Adult Tobacco Survey, NATS, tobacco, smoking, tobacco product use, environment