Hand‐washing behaviour and nurses' knowledge after a training programme.

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Erkan, T., Fındık, U. Y., & Tokuc, B. (2011). Hand‐washing behaviour and nurses' knowledge after a training programme. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 17(5), 464-469.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the nurses’ hand-washing behaviour and knowledge before and after a training programme. This prospective study involved 200 nurses who partic…

Defending a moving target: H1N1 preparedness training for the transit industry.

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Faass, J., Greenberg, M., & Lowrie, K. W. (2013). Defending a moving target: H1N1 preparedness training for the transit industry. Health Promotion Practice, 14(1), 24-29.
To stem the spread of the novel H1N1 virus, U.S. public health officials put forth a variety of recommendations, ranging from practicing social distancing and frequent hand washin…

Increasing hand washing compliance with a simple visual cue.

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Ford, E. W., Boyer, B. T., Menachemi, N., & Huerta, T. R. (2014). Increasing hand washing compliance with a simple visual cue. American Journal of Public Health, 104(10), 1851-1856.
We tested the efficacy of a simple, visual cue to increase hand washing with soap and water. Automated towel dispensers in 8 public bathrooms were set to present a towel either wi…

Effects of response cost and socially-assisted interventions on hand-hygiene behavior of university students.

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Fournier, A. K., & Berry, T. D. (2012). Effects of response cost and socially-assisted interventions on hand-hygiene behavior of university students. Behavior and Social Issues, 21.
A field study was conducted to examine the effect of interventions to increase hand-hygiene behavior of university students. Student patrons of a university cafeteria were observe…

Observance of hand washing procedures performed by the medical personnel after the patient contact. Part II.

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Garus-Pakowska, A., Sobala, W., & Szatko, F. (2013). Observance of hand washing procedures performed by the medical personnel after the patient contact. Part II. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 26(2), 257-264.
Objectives: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) state that adequate hand hygiene maintained by medical personnel is…

Water cost and availability: Key determinants of family hygiene in a Peruvian shantytown.

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Gilman, R. H., Marquis, G. S., Ventura, G., Campos, M., Spira, W., & Diaz, F. (1993). Water cost and availability: Key determinants of family hygiene in a Peruvian shantytown. American Journal of Public Health, 83(11), 1554-1558.
Investigated whether poor hygiene practices of 53 families in 2 Peruvian shantytowns are due to difficulty in getting enough water and/or to ignorance of sanitary principles. Dire…

Immunizing against prejudice: Effects of disease protection on attitudes toward out-groups.

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Huang, J. Y., Sedlovskaya, A., Ackerman, J. M., & Bargh, J. A. (2011). Immunizing against prejudice: Effects of disease protection on attitudes toward out-groups. Psychological Science, 22(12), 1550-1556.
Contemporary interpersonal biases are partially derived from psychological mechanisms that evolved to protect people against the threat of contagious disease. This behavioral immu…

Interim evaluation of a large scale sanitation, hygiene and water improvement programme on childhood diarrhea and respiratory disease in rural Bangladesh.

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Huda, T. M. N., Unicomb, L., Johnston, R. B., Halder, A. K., Sharker, M. A. Y., & Luby, S. P. (2012). Interim evaluation of a large scale sanitation, hygiene and water improvement programme on childhood diarrhea and respiratory disease in rural Bangladesh. Social Science & Medicine, 75(4), 604-611.
Started in 2007, the Sanitation Hygiene Education and Water Supply in Bangladesh (SHEWA-B) project aims to improve the hygiene, sanitation and water supply for 20 million people i…

Sex differences in public restroom handwashing behavior associated with visual behavior prompts.

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Johnson, H. D., Sholcosky, D., Gabello, K., Ragni, R., & Ogonosky, N. (2003). Sex differences in public restroom handwashing behavior associated with visual behavior prompts. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 97(3, Pt 1), 805-810.
Handwashing after using the restroom is generally poor across the population, and one common method used to increase the frequency of handwashing is to place signs reminding indiv…

Selecting nonpharmaceutical interventions for influenza.

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Jones, R. M., & Adida, E. (2013). Selecting nonpharmaceutical interventions for influenza. Risk Analysis, 33(8), 1473-1488.
Models of influenza transmission have focused on the ability of vaccination, antiviral therapy, and social distancing strategies to mitigate epidemics. Influenza transmission, how…

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