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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-112

Impact of a school-based hand washing promotion program on knowledge and hand washing behavior of girl students in a middle school of Delhi


1 Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Director Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
3 SMO, Urban Health Center Gokulpuri, New Delhi, India
4 Director Professor & Head, Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ankur Garg
Senior Resident, WZ-1043, Rani Bagh, New Delhi - 110 034
India
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Source of Support: Indian Public Health Association Garg et al: Hand washing promotion program among school children in Delhi, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.115009

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The intervention study was conducted in a school of New Delhi to assess the effect of a school based hand-washing promotion program on knowledge and hand-washing behavior among school children and extent of information sharing with parents. Intervention was carried out on randomly selected 300 students (100 each from 6th class to 8th class) with 281 students being part of the final analysis. Tools of the study were hand-washing questionnaire and household survey performa; essay, poster, slogan writing competition; classroom interactions. Data were analyzed in the SPSS 16.0 software and Mcnemar test and Student paired t-test were used. After the program, 95% felt that hand should be washed frequently. Overall, there was a significant improvement in the knowledge regarding hand-washing and frequency of hand-washing practices after the intervention. 42% children shared this information with their parents. The intervention proved effective in improving awareness and highlights the potential of school for hand-washing promotion activities.


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