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Evaluation of the impact of a simple hand-washing and water-treatment intervention in rural health facilities on hygiene knowledge and reported behaviours of health workers and their clients, Nyanza Province, Kenya, 2008

Sreenivasan, N; Götestrand, Simon LU ; Ombeki, S; Oluoch, G; Fischer, T K and Quick, R (2015) In Epidemiology and Infection 143(4). p.80-873
Abstract

Many clinics in rural western Kenya lack access to safe water and hand-washing facilities. To address this problem, in 2005 a programme was initiated to install water stations for hand washing and drinking water in 109 health facilities, train health workers on water treatment and hygiene, and motivate clients to adopt these practices. In 2008, we evaluated this intervention's impact by conducting observations at facilities, and interviewing staff and clients about water treatment and hygiene. Of 30 randomly selected facilities, 97% had water stations in use. Chlorine residuals were detectable in at least one container at 59% of facilities. Of 164 interviewed staff, 79% knew the recommended water-treatment procedure. Of 298 clients, 45%... (More)

Many clinics in rural western Kenya lack access to safe water and hand-washing facilities. To address this problem, in 2005 a programme was initiated to install water stations for hand washing and drinking water in 109 health facilities, train health workers on water treatment and hygiene, and motivate clients to adopt these practices. In 2008, we evaluated this intervention's impact by conducting observations at facilities, and interviewing staff and clients about water treatment and hygiene. Of 30 randomly selected facilities, 97% had water stations in use. Chlorine residuals were detectable in at least one container at 59% of facilities. Of 164 interviewed staff, 79% knew the recommended water-treatment procedure. Of 298 clients, 45% had received training on water treatment at a facility; of these, 68% knew the recommended water-treatment procedure. Use of water stations, water treatment, and client training were sustained in some facilities for up to 3 years.

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Adult, Hand Disinfection, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Personnel, Humans, Hygiene, Interviews as Topic, Kenya, Middle Aged, Rural Health Services, Water Purification, Water Supply, Young Adult, Evaluation Studies, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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Epidemiology and Infection
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143
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4
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80 - 873
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0950-2688
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10.1017/S095026881400082X
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  abstract     = {<p>Many clinics in rural western Kenya lack access to safe water and hand-washing facilities. To address this problem, in 2005 a programme was initiated to install water stations for hand washing and drinking water in 109 health facilities, train health workers on water treatment and hygiene, and motivate clients to adopt these practices. In 2008, we evaluated this intervention's impact by conducting observations at facilities, and interviewing staff and clients about water treatment and hygiene. Of 30 randomly selected facilities, 97% had water stations in use. Chlorine residuals were detectable in at least one container at 59% of facilities. Of 164 interviewed staff, 79% knew the recommended water-treatment procedure. Of 298 clients, 45% had received training on water treatment at a facility; of these, 68% knew the recommended water-treatment procedure. Use of water stations, water treatment, and client training were sustained in some facilities for up to 3 years.</p>},
  author       = {Sreenivasan, N and Götestrand, Simon and Ombeki, S and Oluoch, G and Fischer, T K and Quick, R},
  issn         = {0950-2688},
  keyword      = {Adult,Hand Disinfection,Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice,Health Personnel,Humans,Hygiene,Interviews as Topic,Kenya,Middle Aged,Rural Health Services,Water Purification,Water Supply,Young Adult,Evaluation Studies,Journal Article,Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {80--873},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Epidemiology and Infection},
  title        = {Evaluation of the impact of a simple hand-washing and water-treatment intervention in rural health facilities on hygiene knowledge and reported behaviours of health workers and their clients, Nyanza Province, Kenya, 2008},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095026881400082X},
  volume       = {143},
  year         = {2015},
}