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Assessment of handwashing and hand hygiene behaviour
Expanded Title:Information related to the impacts of the different approaches to hygiene education or health and hygiene awareness interventions in South Africa was limited. Scientific information of the impacts of hand hygiene interventions on changing hand hygiene behaviours were even more limited. As a result, little was known regarding the most appropriate hygiene promotion interventions for different contexts in South Africa and the effectiveness of the health and hygiene (h&h) promotion initiatives were not well understood. This study showed that present hand hygiene interventions, which focus on providing basic sanitation services and the use of disease theory to promote the need for hand hygiene, were focussing on some, but not all, of the key aspects required to improve hand ‘cleanliness’ and hand hygiene technique. However, this report also showed that measuring the effectiveness of hand hygiene interventions in South Africa may be more difficult than initially anticipated and may rely on a number of variables, which were not yet clear at this point in time. What was clear from this study, that hand hygiene in South Africa showed significant difference with what had been found in international literature, was that there were presently many gaps in the local and international understanding of hand hygiene and that more research was needed to address these gaps.
Date Published:01/01/2012
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Sanitation - Hygiene
Document Keywords:Education
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1886/1/11
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0218-8
ISBN Set No:978-1-4312-0220-1
Authors:Wilkinson M; du Toit A; Mashimbye D; Collignon S
Project No:K5/1886
Organizations:Sustento Development Services; University of Pretoria; SearchWise Solutions cc
Document Size:9 739 KB
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