Hand hygiene instruction decreases illness-related absenteeism in elementary schools: a prospective cohort study


BACKGROUND Illness-related absences have been shown to lead to negative educational and economic outcomes. Both hand washing and hand sanitizer interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing illness-related absences. However, while the importance of hand hygiene in schools is clear, the role of instruction in use is less obvious. The purpose of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-52


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