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TitleSystematic review : handwashing behaviour in low to middle income countries : outcome measures and behaviour maintenance
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVindigni, SM, Riley, PL, Jhung, M, Emory University School of Medicine -Atlanta, GA, US. Regional Training Center for Family Planning
Paginationp. 466 - 477; 3 fig.; 1 tab.
Date Published2011-04-01
Keywordsbehaviour, developing countries, hand washing, literature reviews, literature searching, sustainability

This article describes global approaches to handwashing research in low- and middle-income communities using behavioral outcome measurement and temporal study design. It concludes that while the literature is replete with a variety of handwashing studies in community, school and health care settings, none have been able to definitively document long-term behavior change, thereby challenging the sustainability of various interventions. Additionally, there is a need to better understand which research approach is most effective in promoting long-term behavior compliance in global low- and middle-income settings. [authors abstract]

NotesWith bibliography on p. 475 - 477
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