The impact of common infections on school absenteeism during an academic year.

@article{AzorMartnez2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of common infections on school absenteeism during an academic year.},
  author={Ernestina Azor-Mart{\'i}nez and Yolada Gonzalez-Jimenez and Maria Luisa Seijas-Vazquez and Elena Cobos-Carrascosa and Joaquin Santisteban-Mart{\'i}nez and Jose Miguel Mart{\'i}nez-L{\'o}pez and Esperanza Jimenez-Noguera and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Galan-Requena and Pablo Garrido-Fern{\'a}ndez and Jenna Marie Strizzi and Francisco Gim{\'e}nez-S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={632-7}
}
BACKGROUND School absenteeism because of infections is one of the most important problems facing both public and private primary schools. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of infections on school absenteeism and their reduction with a handwashing program using hand sanitizer. METHODS The study was an 8-month-long, randomized, controlled open study (N = 1,609 children, aged 4-12 years old) at 5 state schools in Almeria (Spain). The experimental group (EG) washed their hands with… CONTINUE READING
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