Factors influencing knowledge and practice of hygiene in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme areas of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee

by T. Akter and A.M. Ali
Rural and Remote Health 14: 2628 – Published online: 19 August 2014

10 pp. 215 kB:
http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_2628.pdfrotate

Improved hygiene is one of the most effective means of reducing disease occurrence. However, a complete understanding of the factors that contribute to such improvement are not clear. The authors conclude from this study that the identified impeding factors often act as barriers to transformation of hygiene-related knowledge into practice and practice into habit. More motivational cluster meetings with large-scale participation and periodic home visits by the programme organizers are imperative as they markedly improve hygiene behaviour.

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