Level of Behaviour Change Achievable by Handwashing with Soap Interventions: A rapid review

Heijnen, M., Greenland, K. (2015)

Published in: 2015
Pages: 37

Evidence on Demand

Heijnen, M., Greenland, K.

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Evidence on Demand was requested by DFID to undertake a rapid desk-based study to assess the level of change in handwashing with soap that could be expected from a successful hygiene promotion intervention in a low or middle-income country setting. As part of this task, a summary of factors that may influence intervention outcomes and
sustainability is provided.

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The objective of the review was to identify the level of behaviour change, in this case handwashing with soap, the various interventions were able to achieve. This review focussed on published peer-reviewed articles as well as programme reports and other grey literature providing evidence of behaviour change. The authors primarily reviewed mainstream research published in the last 10 years. In order to be included in the review, the manuscript or report needed to include information on an intervention to promote handwashing with soap, or an evaluation thereof, be delivered in a low or middle income country, be available in English and preferably have a behaviour outcome or a health outcome with considerable data on behaviour.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_hd.april2015.heijnenmetal

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Heijnen, M., Greenland, K. (2015). Level of Behaviour Change Achievable by Handwashing with Soap Interventions: A rapid review. Evidence on Demand

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