Navigation Links
To get college students to wash hands requires proper tools, attention-getting tactics
Date:9/4/2009

The path to poor hand sanitation is paved with good intentions, according to researchers from Kansas State and North Carolina State Universities.

As college campuses prepare for an expected increase in H1N1 flu this fall, the researchers said students' actions will speak louder than words.

"Many students say they routinely wash their hands," said Douglas Powell, an associate professor of food safety at Kansas State University. "But even in an outbreak situation, many students simply don't."

In February 2006, Powell and two colleagues -- Ben Chapman, an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, and research assistant Brae Surgeoner -- observed hand sanitation behavior during an outbreak. What was thought to have been norovirus sickened nearly 340 students at the University of Guelph in Canada.

Hand sanitation stations and informational posters were stationed at the entrance to a residence hall cafeteria, where the potential for cross-contamination was high. The researchers observed that even during a high-profile outbreak, students followed recommended hand hygiene procedures just 17 percent of the time. In a self-reported survey after the outbreak had subsided, 83 of 100 students surveyed said they always followed proper hand hygiene but estimated that less than half of their peers did the same.

The results appear in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.

Powell said that in addition to providing the basic tools for hand washing vigorous running water, soap and paper towels -- college students, especially those living in residence halls, need a variety of messages and media continually encouraging them to practice good hand hygiene.

"Telling people to wash their hands or posting signs that say, 'Wash your hands' isn't enough," Chapman said. "Public health officials need to be creative with their communication methods and messages."

Most students su
'/>"/>

Contact: Douglas Powell
dpowell@k-state.edu
785-317-0560
Kansas State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. College Mental Health Expert and Sister of Student Who Died By Suicide Available to Discuss College Mental Health Issues
2. Trojan(R) Ranks U.S. Colleges and Universities in Second Annual Sexual Health Report Card
3. American College of Physicians publishes The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health
4. $8,000 Winning Bids at Governors Livestock Auction to Benefit College-Bound Youth and Homeless
5. NIH selects Weill Cornell Medical College to lead new NYC translational research collaboration
6. Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college students
7. American College of Physicians recommends flu vaccination for health-care workers
8. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones wins New York Times Nurse Award
9. CRH Medical to exhibit at American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
10. Prime Minister views innovative health technology at Imperial College London
11. Frequently Asked Questions When Considering a Colorectal Cancer Screening Test, From the American College of Gastroenterology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau ... of Nursing (GAPFON) 20-21 July 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Key nurse leaders ... Dr. Silvia Cassiani, Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health Personnel Development, Unit of Human Resources ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... Ticket Down is a reliable source for authentic tickets for the 2015 ... festival will end on Sunday, August 2nd. , Music fans have traveled ... unique and unbelievably popular festival attracts the best in entertainment from around the world. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Recently touted by Becker’s Healthcare as one ... , Jvion continues to disrupt the predictive analytic and big data market using ... population level illness to drive prevention and better health outcomes. Most recently, Jvion ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... The ... Robert Church Park in Downtown Memphis on October 3, 2015. The Ride to Fight ... focused on cancer research between Methodist Healthcare, The West Clinic and The University of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... There’s no ... possible, even when it comes time to cook the next meal, making July the ... July by practicing best grilling tips and recipes. , Make the next cookout different ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Key Latin American Nurse Leaders Identify Regional Issues During Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing Meeting 2Health News:Key Latin American Nurse Leaders Identify Regional Issues During Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing Meeting 3Health News:Key Latin American Nurse Leaders Identify Regional Issues During Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing Meeting 4Health News:Cheap 2015 Lollapalooza Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Lollapalooza Tickets at Grant Park in Chicago for Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd 2Health News:Jvion Showcased as Leader in the Predictive Analytic Market 2Health News:West Cancer Center Announces 2nd Annual Ride to Fight On 2Health News:West Cancer Center Announces 2nd Annual Ride to Fight On 3Health News:King Kullen Honors National Hot Dog and Blueberry Month 2Health News:King Kullen Honors National Hot Dog and Blueberry Month 3
... -- Americans who were jobless for longer than 25 weeks ... those who were continuously employed to suffer mental health issues ... Being jobless also has a greater psychological impact on people ... with less education, the researchers found. The study involved ...
... help people with Parkinson,s disease improve their gait and balance, ... School of Nursing and Red Hill Studios, a California serious ... three-month research project showed small improvements in walking speed, balance ... the first research team in the United States to receive ...
... (Oct. 19, 2011) -- A review of the genetic ... link between the widely diagnosed neurological disorder and Type ... recent decades. "It appears that both Type 2 ... impaired glucose tolerance and hyperinsulinemia," said Rice University biochemist ...
... -- Men who get moderate amounts of exercise have better ... active, a new study finds. Motility refers to the ... important factor in fertility. The study by researchers at ... samples and information about their physical activity levels. The men ...
... solutions to dangerous water quality issues in refugee camps is ... High Commissioner for Refugees an agreement that will put ... lab and on the ground in Kenya, Uganda, Liberia and ... additional SMU funds, faculty member Andrew Quicksall and his graduate ...
... Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical ... (ASCP) have proposed new guidelines for the prevention and ... are now posted for public comment, generally advise that ... their lifetime to better ensure that they receive the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Long-Term Unemployment Can Tax Mental Health 2Health News:Computer games help people with Parkinson's disease 2Health News:Research proposes common link between autism, diabetes 2Health News:Research proposes common link between autism, diabetes 3Health News:Sperm Moves Best for Moderate Exercisers: Study 2Health News:SMU scientists to lead water quality study at UN refugee camps 2Health News:SMU scientists to lead water quality study at UN refugee camps 3Health News:Health groups issue proposed cervical cancer screening guidelines 2Health News:Health groups issue proposed cervical cancer screening guidelines 3
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 Today, the ... (NABP ® ) issued a report urging greater ... action is taken against websites illegally selling medications ... Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report for State ... thousands of websites illegally distribute medications and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... BOSTON , July 31, 2015  Boston ... children benefiting from 3D printing of their anatomy ... had life-threatening cerebrovascular malformations (abnormalities in the brain,s ... Reporting online today in the Journal ... use of 3D printing and synthetic resins to ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 Quietly, sedately, Morocco,s pharmaceutical ... domestic pharmaceutical industry is strong, with a well-developed base ... international standards. One place where the quality ... Africa: Morocco has quietly become the second largest African ... . Indeed, Moroccan pharma companies have been making ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NABP Stresses Need for Accountability in Enforcing Internet Policies to Protect the Public From Illegal Online Drug Sellers 2NABP Stresses Need for Accountability in Enforcing Internet Policies to Protect the Public From Illegal Online Drug Sellers 33D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures 23D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures 33D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures 4PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 3
... BEND, Ore. and NOTTINGHAM, England, Nov. 10, 2010 ... leading independent drug-formulation development and manufacturing company, and ... ("Quotient," www.quotientbioresearch.com ), a leading developer of ... collaboration that can speed the advance of compounds ...
... Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market ... multiple geographies, including the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Brazil, ... specific devices such as internal fixation devices, including plates ... as external fixation devices. They also provide a detailed ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Quotient Clinical and Bend Research Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Advancement of New Medicines 2Quotient Clinical and Bend Research Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Advancement of New Medicines 3New Trauma Market Research Data Covering Multiple Geographies Released by Millennium Research Group 2
... Quick & Easy Adjustment Of Blade Separation ... And Patient Comfort (Unlike Spring Action Speculum ... The Blades. No Laborious, Tedious, Slow Screw ... , ,Available In Either Solid Blade Or ...
... Hourglass Jaw Design Holds The Lens ... Incision.,Mirror Polished Blades Keep The Optic ... Offers Control Over Release Of The ... From Tilting During Insertion.,Reusable, Autoclaveable, Made ...
... The 0.1mm Pierce Tip Opening ... Flap, Without The Need For A Separate Cystotome. ... Grasping Positions Without Elevating The Incision.,The Distal Jaws ... Blades Help To Prevent Inadvertent Pick Up Of ...
2.5V Halogen source, fiber-optic delivery, 3X magnification, pocket-sized....
Medicine Products: