Effectiveness of a training program on improving the hand washing among children in primary schools

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  • Abstract

    Background: Hand washing with soap has been viewed as one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing the global infectious disease burden. Proper hand washing technique is easy to learn and can significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases among children. Aim: the study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a training program on improving the hand washing among children in primary schools.

    Methods: quasi experimental design was used in the study. The data was collected from 450 students, aged 6 to 12 years. The study data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire sheet and observation checklist, the field data was collected in Port Said city elementary schools in six months periods.

    Results: The study concluded that there were highly significant statistical differences in total knowledge and practice score of the studied sample after implementation of educational program. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the current study, it is concluded that, the hand washing practices of children in primary schools was improved after the program implementation.

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    Hand Washing; Training Program; School-Age Children.

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Article ID: 4447
DOI: 10.14419/ijans.v4i2.4447

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