Adoption of preventive measures during and after the 2009 influenza a (H1N1) virus pandemic peak in Spain.

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Agüero, F., Adell, M. N., Pérez Giménez, A., López Medina, M. J., & Garcia Continente, X. (2011). Adoption of preventive measures during and after the 2009 influenza a (H1N1) virus pandemic peak in Spain. Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory, 53(3), 203-206.
Objective:This study describes the preventive measures adopted by the Spanish population towards 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus and their associated factors.  Method: An anonymous…

Hand hygiene among nurses in Turkey: Opinions and practices.

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Akyol, A. D. (2007). Hand hygiene among nurses in Turkey: Opinions and practices. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(3), 431-437.
Aims and objectives: This study aims to identify nurses' practices and opinions of handwashing during routine patient care.  Background: Transmission of microorganisms from the h…

Three kinds of psychological determinants for hand-washing behaviour in Kenya.

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Aunger, R., Schmidt, W.-P., Ranpura, A., Coombes, Y., Maina, P. M., Matiko, C. N., & Curtis, V. (2010). Three kinds of psychological determinants for hand-washing behaviour in Kenya. Social Science & Medicine, 70(3), 383-391.
Washing hands with soap at the right times – primarily after contact with faeces, but also before handling food or feeding an infant – can significantly reduce the incidence of ch…

The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use.

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Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Flora, J., Armel, K. C., Voelker, D., & Reeves, B. (2015). The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use. Environment and Behavior, 47(5), 570-592.
Research suggests that vivid and personalized interventions influence proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Through the use of immersive virtual environment technology, people…

'High five to healthy living': A health intervention program for youth at an inner city community center.

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Baker, A. D., Gilley, J., James, J., & Kimani, M. (2012). 'High five to healthy living': A health intervention program for youth at an inner city community center. Journal of Community Health: The Publication for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 37(1), 1-9.
Providing developmental programs to inner-city youth is a key component to promoting healthy lifestyles in urban communities. In this study, 46 adolescents, predominately African …

Health-education package to prevent worm infections in Chinese schoolchildren.

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Bieri, F. A., Gray, D. J., Williams, G. M., Raso, G., Li, Y.-S., Yuan, L., . . . McManus, D. P. (2013). Health-education package to prevent worm infections in Chinese schoolchildren. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368(17), 1603-1612.
Background: Soil-transmitted helminths are among the most prevalent sources of human infections globally. We determined the effect of an educational package at rural schools in Li…

Behaviour change communication targeting four health behaviours in developing countries: A review of change techniques.

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Briscoe, C., & Aboud, F. (2012). Behaviour change communication targeting four health behaviours in developing countries: A review of change techniques. Social Science & Medicine, 75(4), 612-621.
Behaviour change communication is vital for increasing the enactment of particular behaviours known to promote health and growth. The techniques used to change behaviour are impor…

The habitus of hygiene: Discourses of cleanliness and infection control in nursing work.

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Brown, B., Crawford, P., Nerlich, B., & Koteyko, N. (2008). The habitus of hygiene: Discourses of cleanliness and infection control in nursing work. Social Science & Medicine, 67(7), 1047-1055.
This paper reports upon a qualitative interview study of 22 matrons, infection control staff and operating theatre staff who were questioned about their working lives and the role…

The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic.

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Carrico, A. R., Spoden, M., Wallston, K. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (2013). The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37(4), 433-441.
Multiple government and health organizations recommend the use of warm or hot water in publications designed to educate the public on best practices for washing one’s hands. This …

Learning from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic.

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Chan, E. A., Chung, J. W. Y., & Wong, T. K. S. (2008). Learning from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(8), 1023-1034.
Aims and objectives: This study uses two models of nursing practice, conventional and modular design, to compare nursing activities, hand hygiene, time efficiency and nurse-patien…

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