Alcohol-based hand-disinfection reduced children's absence from Swedish day care centers.

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Lennell, A., Kühlmann-Berenzon, S., Geli, P., Hedin, K., Petersson, C., Cars, O., . . . Fredlund, H. (2008). Alcohol-based hand-disinfection reduced children's absence from Swedish day care centers. Acta Paediatrica, 97(12), 1672-1680.
Aim: To determine if the use of alcohol-based hand-disinfection as a complement to regular hand washing at daycare centers (DCCs) can reduce the childhood rate of absenteeism.  M…

Coping with the threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome: Role of threat appraisals and coping responses in health behaviors.

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Lee-Baggley, D., DeLongis, A., Voorhoeave, P., & Greenglass, E. (2004). Coping with the threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome: Role of threat appraisals and coping responses in health behaviors. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 7(1), 9-23.
The present study examines the psychological impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) by exploring the coping strategies and health behaviors enacted in response to the …

Predictors of infectious disease symptoms in inner city households.

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Larson, E. L., Lin, S. X., & Gomez-Pichardo, C. (2004). Predictors of infectious disease symptoms in inner city households. Nursing Research, 53(3), 190-197.
Background: Despite the fact that hygienic practices have been associated with reduced risk of infection for decades, the potential role of specific home hygiene and cleaning prac…
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Testing the effects of social norms and behavioral privacy on hand washing: A field experiment.

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Lapinski, M. K., Maloney, E. K., Braz, M., & Shulman, H. C. (2013). Testing the effects of social norms and behavioral privacy on hand washing: A field experiment. Human Communication Research, 39(1), 21-46.
A 2-part study examines the influence of normative messages on college males’ hand washing perceptions and behaviors. Study 1 tests for the appropriateness of hand washing as a ta…

A health equity critique of social marketing: Where interventions have impact but insufficient reach.

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Langford, R., & Panter-Brick, C. (2013). A health equity critique of social marketing: Where interventions have impact but insufficient reach. Social Science & Medicine, 83, 133-141.
Health interventions increasingly rely on formative qualitative research and social marketing techniques to effect behavioural change. Few studies, however, incorporate qualitativ…

Health promotion interventions to prevent early childhood human influenza at the household level: A realist review to identify implications for programmes in Hong Kong.

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Lam, W., Dawson, A., & Fowler, C. (2015). Health promotion interventions to prevent early childhood human influenza at the household level: A realist review to identify implications for programmes in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(7-8), 891-905.
Aims and objectives: To identify factors affecting the delivery of health promotion interventions to prevent early childhood human influenza at the household level.  Background: …

Avian influenza risk perception and preventive behavior among traditional market workers and shoppers in Taiwan: Practical implications for prevention.

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Kuo, P.-C., Huang, J.-H., & Liu, M.-D. (2011). Avian influenza risk perception and preventive behavior among traditional market workers and shoppers in Taiwan: Practical implications for prevention. PLoS ONE, 6(9).
Background: Avian influenza (AI) can be highly pathogenic and fatal. Preventive behavior such as handwashing and wearing face masks has been recommended. However, little is known …

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses.

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Kozlowski, D. (2012). Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 10(2), 159-161.
This review examines which physical interventions are most effective in interrupting or reducing the spread of respiratory viruses in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Sev…

Changing mother’s hygiene and sanitation practices in resource constrained communities: Case study of Turkana District, Kenya.

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Kariuki, J. G., Magambo, K. J., Njeruh, M. F., Muchiri, E. M., Nzioka, S. M., & Kariuki, S. (2012). Changing mother’s hygiene and sanitation practices in resource constrained communities: Case study of Turkana District, Kenya. Journal of Community Health: The Publication for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 37(6), 1185-1191.
Lack of adequate sanitation, hygiene and safe portable water are serious global health problems that contribute to deaths of many children under the age of 5 years annually, mainl…

Effect of intensive hand washing education on hand washing behaviors in Thai households with an influenza-positive child in urban Thailand.

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Kaewchana, S., Simmerman, M., Somrongthong, R., Suntarattiwong, P., Lertmaharit, S., & Chotipitayasunondh, T. (2012). Effect of intensive hand washing education on hand washing behaviors in Thai households with an influenza-positive child in urban Thailand. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 24(4), 577-585.
This study assessed the effect of intensive education on self-reported frequency of hand washing (FHW), measured quality of hand washing (QHW), and measured scores of knowledge, a…

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