Direct observation of hygiene in a Peruvian shantytown: not enough handwashing and too little water.

@article{Oswald2008DirectOO,
  title={Direct observation of hygiene in a Peruvian shantytown: not enough handwashing and too little water.},
  author={William E. Oswald and Gabrielle C. Hunter and Andres G. Lescano and Lilia Cabrera and Elli Leontsini and William K-Y Pan and Valerie A Paz Soldan and Robert H. Gilman},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={1421-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To document frequency of hygiene practices of mothers and children in a shantytown in Lima, Peru. METHODS Continuous monitoring over three 12-h sessions in households without in-house water connections to measure: (i) water and soap use of 32 mothers; (ii) frequency of interrupting faecal-hand contamination by washing; and (iii) the time until faecal-hand contamination became a possible transmission event. RESULTS During 1008 h of observation, 55% (65/119) of mothers' and 69% (37… CONTINUE READING

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