Participation in "Handwashing University" promotes proper handwashing techniques for youth

Ginger Fenton, Rama B. Radhakrishna, Catherine Nettles Cutter

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A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the Handwashing University on teaching youth the benefits of proper handwashing. The Handwashing University is an interactive display with several successive stations through which participants move to learn necessary skills for proper handwashing. Upon completion of the Handwashing University, 87% of youth completing a program assessment survey indicated they felt handwashing was more important. The majority of youth surveyed (66.7%) indicated specific changes they would make in their handwashing behavior. Overall, results indicate participation in the Handwashing University prompts youth and their families to practice proper handwashing techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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