Hand washing among school children in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Lopez-Quintero, C., Freeman, P., & Neumark, Y. (2009). Hand washing among school children in Bogotá, Colombia. American Journal of Public Health, 99(1), 94-101.
Objectives: We assessed hand-washing behaviors and intentions among school children in Bogotá, Colombia, to help identify and overcome barriers to proper hygiene practices.  Meth…

Effect of Intensive Handwashing Promotion on Childhood Diarrhea in High-Risk Communities in Pakistan: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Luby, S. P., Agboatwalla, M., Painter, J., Altaf, A., Billhimer, W. L., & Hoekstra, R. M. (2004). Effect of Intensive Handwashing Promotion on Childhood Diarrhea in High-Risk Communities in Pakistan: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 291(21), 2547-2554.
Examined whether promoting washing hands with antibacterial or plain soap decreased diarrhea among children (under 15 yrs old) at the highest risk of death from diarrhea in Karach…

Evaluation of a health education intervention on knowledge and attitudes of food handlers working in a medical college in Delhi, India.

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Malhotra, R., Lal, P., Prakash, S. K., Daga, M. K., & Kishore, J. (2008). Evaluation of a health education intervention on knowledge and attitudes of food handlers working in a medical college in Delhi, India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 20(4), 277-286.
The present study assessed change in knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported hand-washing practices of 136 food handlers 3 months after providing them health education using poste…

Deficient knowledge of multidrug‐resistant bacteria and preventive hygiene measures among primary healthcare personnel.

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Mamhidir, A. G., Lindberg, M., Larsson, R., Fläckman, B., & Engström, M. (2011). Deficient knowledge of multidrug‐resistant bacteria and preventive hygiene measures among primary healthcare personnel. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(4), 756-762.
Aim: This paper is a report of a study conducted to describe primary healthcare personnel’s knowledge of multidrug-resistant and preventive hygiene measures.  Background: The gro…

Food safety education: What should we be teaching to consumers?

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Medeiros, L. C., Hillers, V. N., Kendall, P. A., & Mason, A. (2001). Food safety education: What should we be teaching to consumers? Journal of Nutrition Education, 33(2), 108-113.
Food safety education is most effective when messages are targeted toward changing behaviors most likely to result in foodborne illness. The 5 major control factors for pathogens …

Memorable messages and the H1N1 flu virus.

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Miczo, N., Danhour, E., Lester, K. E., & Bryant, J. (2013). Memorable messages and the H1N1 flu virus. Western Journal of Communication, 77(5), 625-644.
This study applied the control theory explanation of memorable message to H1N1 prevention. Participants (N = 204) described an H1N1 prevention memorable message and then evaluated…

Development of an intervention to reduce transmission of respiratory infections and pandemic flu: Measuring and predicting hand-washing intentions.

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Miller, S., Yardley, L., & Little, P. (2012). Development of an intervention to reduce transmission of respiratory infections and pandemic flu: Measuring and predicting hand-washing intentions. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 17(1), 59-81.
This was an exploratory pilot study forming part of a programme of work to develop and trial an effective web-based intervention to reduce the risk of transmission of respiratory …

Another look at hand-washing behavior.

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Monk-Turner, E., Edwards, D., Broadstone, J., Hummel, R., Lewis, S., & Wilson, D. (2005). Another look at hand-washing behavior. Social Behavior and Personality, 33(7), 629-634.
Hand-washing behavior among students at a large regional university was observed. The authors noted how hand-washing behavior varied by race, gender, and having an observer presen…
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The effects of social norms on male hygiene.

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Nalbone, D. P., Lee, K. P., Suroviak, A. R., & Lannon, J. M. (2005). The effects of social norms on male hygiene. Individual Differences Research, 3(3), 171-176.
Numerous studies have found that individuals are more likely to comply with social norms when in the presence of others. To test the hypothesis that restroom hygiene norms would b…

Actual vs. Reported behavior: Increasing handwashing in public restrooms.

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Nichols, A. L. (2014). Actual vs. Reported behavior: Increasing handwashing in public restrooms. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 73(1), 41-46.
Past research has failed to adequately address the reasons behind the lack of handwashing in public restrooms. The present study explores possibilities for using psychology to des…

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