The effect of a soap promotion and hygiene education campaign on handwashing behaviour in rural India: a cluster randomised trial.

@article{Biran2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of a soap promotion and hygiene education campaign on handwashing behaviour in rural India: a cluster randomised trial.},
  author={Adam Biran and W P Schmidt and Richard L. Wright and Therese Jones and Madhumathi Seshadri and Pradeep Isaac and Neil Nathan and Peter W. Hall and J. t. K. McKenna and Stewart Granger and Pat Bidinger and V. V. Curtis},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={1303-14}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of a hygiene promotion intervention based on germ awareness in increasing handwashing with soap on key occasions (after faecal contact and before eating) in rural Indian households. METHODS Cluster randomised trial of a hygiene promotion intervention in five intervention and five control villages. Handwashing was assessed through structured observation in a random sample of 30 households per village. Additionally, soap use was monitored in a sub… CONTINUE READING

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