Handwashing and respiratory illness among young adults in military training.

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Ryan, M.A.K., Christian, R.S., & Wohlrabe, J., (2001). Handwashing and respiratory illness among young adults in military training. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 21(2), 79-83.
Objectives: In response to increasing concerns about respiratory illness in military recruits, a simple handwashing program was developed and evaluated at a large Navy training ce…

Family factors associated with children’s handwashing hygiene behavior.

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Song, I.H., Kim, S.-A., & Woong-Sub, P., (2012). Family factors associated with children’s handwashing hygiene behavior. Journal of Child Health Care, 17(2), 164-173.
Despite the importance of children’s hand hygiene and family influence on children’s behaviors, few studies have been dedicated to identifying family factors affecting handwashing…

Behavior-change interventions to improve hand-hygiene practice: A review of alternatives to education.

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Wilson, S., Jacob, C.J., & Powell, D., (2011). Behavior-change interventions to improve hand-hygiene practice: A review of alternatives to education. Critical Public Health, 21(1), 119-127.
Despite the role of hand hygiene in preventing infectious disease, compliance remains low. Education and training are often cited as essential to developing and maintaining hand-h…

Using educational interventions to improve the handwashing habits of preschool children.

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Witt, S.D., & Spencer, H.A., (2004). Using educational interventions to improve the handwashing habits of preschool children. Early Child Development and Care, 174(5), 461-471.
The effectiveness of educational activities on changing the handwashing habits of preschool children was evaluated using parental surveys and direct observations. Baseline handwas…

Social determinants of good hand-washing practice (GHP) among adolescents in a rural Indian community.

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Dobe, M., Mandal, R.N., & Jha, A., (2013). Social determinants of good hand-washing practice (GHP) among adolescents in a rural Indian community. Family & Community Health, 36(2), 172-177.
A cross-sectional study was conducted in 5 randomly selected villages to assess prevalence of good hand-washing practice (GHP) among adolescents, and describe the social determina…

On the role of habit in self-reported and observed hand hygiene behavior.

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Diefenbacher, S., Keller, J., & Pfattheicher, S., (2020). On the role of habit in self-reported and observed hand hygiene behavior. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 12(1), 125-143.
Background: The present contribution tests the main ideas that (a) hand hygiene behavior is associated with habit, and (b) this association is robust when deliberative constructs …

Psychosocial factors mediating the effect of the CHoB17 intervention on handwashing with soap: A randomized controlled trial.

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George, C.M., Biswas, S., Jung, D., Perin, J., Parvin, T., Monira, S., … & Winch, P.J., (2017). Psychosocial factors mediating the effect of the CHoB17 intervention on handwashing with soap: A randomized controlled trial. Health Education & Behavior, 44(4), 613-625.
Inadequate hand hygiene is estimated to result in nearly 300,000 deaths annually, with the majority of deaths being among children younger than 5 years. In an effort to promote ha…

Developing professional habits of hand hygiene in intensive care settings: An action-research intervention.

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Battistella, G., Berto, G., & Bazzo, S., (2017). Developing professional habits of hand hygiene in intensive care settings: An action-research intervention. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 38, 53-59.
Objectives: To explore perceptions and unconscious psychological processes underlying hand-washing behaviours of intensive care nurses, to implement organisational innovations for…

Design, intervention fidelity, and behavioral outcomes of a school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene cluster-randomized trial in Laos.

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Chard, A.N., & Freeman, M.C., (2018). Design, intervention fidelity, and behavioral outcomes of a school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene cluster-randomized trial in Laos. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 570.
Evidence of the impact of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools (WinS) interventions on pupil absence and health is mixed. Few WinS evaluations rigorously report on out…

Washing with hope: Evidence of improved handwashing among children in South Africa from a pilot study of a novel soap technology.

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Burns, J., Maughan-Brown, B., & Mouzinho, A., (2018). Washing with hope: Evidence of improved handwashing among children in South Africa from a pilot study of a novel soap technology. BMC Public Health, 18, 709.
Background: While regular handwashing effectively reduces communicable disease incidence and related child mortality, instilling a habit of regular handwashing in young children c…

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