What causes sustainable changes in hygiene behaviour? A cross-sectional study from Kerala, India.

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Cairncross, S., Shordt, K., Zacharia, S., & Govindan, B.K., (2005). What causes sustainable changes in hygiene behaviour? A cross-sectional study from Kerala, India. Social Science & Medicine, 61, 2212-2220.
This study was designed and the field work carried out by a non-governmental organisation ( NGO) responsible for implementing hygiene promotion. The sustainability of changed hygi…

Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study.

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Contzen, N., & Inauen, J., (2015). Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 956-969.
Handwashing with soap effectively prevents diarrhoea, a leading cause of death in infants. Theory-based interventions are expected to promote handwashing more successfully than st…

Impact of different promotional channels on handwashing behaviour in an emergency context: Haiti post-earthquake public health promotions and cholera response.

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Contzen, N., & Mosler, H.-J., (2013). Impact of different promotional channels on handwashing behaviour in an emergency context: Haiti post-earthquake public health promotions and cholera response. Journal of Public Health, 21, 559-573.
Aim: In a disaster context, where risk for diarrhoeal disease is elevated, personal hygiene, i.e. handwashing with soap, is especially relevant. However, to date, the promotion of…

Healthcare workers’ hand decontamination practices: Compliance with recommended guidelines.

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Creedon, S.A., (2005). Healthcare workers’ hand decontamination practices: Compliance with recommended guidelines. Issues and Innovations in Nursing Practice, 51(3), 208-216.
Aim. This paper reports a study of healthcare workers’ handwashing/hand hygiene practices from a behavioural perspective.
 Background. Hospital acquired infection poses a very re…

Health care workers’ hand decontamination practices: An Irish study.

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Creedon, S.A., (2006). Health care workers’ hand decontamination practices: An Irish study. Clinical Nursing Research, 15(1), 6-26.
The primary purpose of this quasi-experimental research is to observe health care workers’ compliance with hand-hygiene guidelines during patient care in an intensive care unit in…

Handwashing with soap to improve child health: Observational and experimental studies to estimate behavior and health effects of handwashing with soap in low-resource settings (Doctoral dissertation).

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Kamm, K.B., (2014). Handwashing with soap to improve child health: Observational and experimental studies to estimate behavior and health effects of handwashing with soap in low-resource settings (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3613013)
Pneumonia and diarrhea are the two leading causes of death among children <5 years old, and handwashing with soap can prevent these infections. This dissertation will provide insi…

Social influence in child care centers: A test of the theory of normative social behavior.

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Lapinski, M.K., Anderson, J., Shugart, A., & Todd, E., (2014). Social influence in child care centers: A test of the theory of normative social behavior. Health Communication, 29, 219-232.
Child care centers are a unique context for studying communication about the social and personal expectations about health behaviors. The theory of normative social behavior (TNSB…

An internet-delivered handwashing intervention to modify influenza-like illness and respiratory infection transmission (PRIMIT): A primary care randomized trial.

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Little, P., Stuart, B., Hobbs, F.D.R., Moore, M., Barnett, J., Popoola, D., … & Yardley, L., (2015). An internet-delivered handwashing intervention to modify influenza-like illness and respiratory infection transmission (PRIMIT): A primary care randomized trial. Lancet, 386, 1631-1639.
Background: Handwashing to prevent transmission of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) has been widely advocated, especially during the H1N1 pandemic. However, the role of handwas…

Clean hands: Prevention of typhoid fever in rural communities in Egypt.

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Lohiniva, A.L., Saeed, M., El-Sayeed, N., & Talaat, M., (2008). Clean hands: Prevention of typhoid fever in rural communities in Egypt. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 28(3), 215-227.
Typhoid fever is a serious public health problem in Egypt. Effective prevention strategies include the promotion of handwashing. This study explores factors that influence handwas…

Effect of handwashing on child health: A randomized controlled trial.

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Luby, S.P., Agboatwalla, M., Feikin, D.R., Painter, J., Billhimer, W., Arshad, A., & Hoekstra, R.M., (2005). Effect of handwashing on child health: A randomized controlled trial. The Lancet, 366, 225-233.
Background: More than 3.5 million children aged less than 5 years die from diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory-tract infection every year. We undertook a randomised controlled t…

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