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Hand washing for preventing diarrhoea

  1. Regina I Ejemot-Nwadiaro1,*,
  2. John E Ehiri2,
  3. Martin M Meremikwu3,
  4. Julia A Critchley4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group

Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 5 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004265.pub2


How to Cite

Ejemot-Nwadiaro RI, Ehiri JE, Meremikwu MM, Critchley JA. Hand washing for preventing diarrhoea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004265. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004265.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Calabar, Department of Public Health, College of Medical Sciences, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  2. 2

    Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Tucson, Arizona, USA

  3. 3

    University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  4. 4

    Newcastle University, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK

*Regina I Ejemot-Nwadiaro, Department of Public Health, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, PMB 11115, Nigeria. idulove@yahoo.com. reginaejemot@yahoo.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions), comment added to review
  2. Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Institutional-based trials: hand washing promotion vs no intervention, Outcome 1 Incidence of diarrhoea: cluster-adjusted rate ratios.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Institutional-based trials: hand washing promotion vs no intervention, Outcome 2 Incidence of diarrhoea: not cluster-adjusted rate ratios.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Community-based trials: hand washing promotion vs no intervention, Outcome 1 Incidence of diarrhoea: cluster-adjusted rate ratios.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Community-based trials: hand washing promotion vs no intervention, Outcome 2 Incidence of diarrhoea: not cluster-adjusted rate ratios.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Community-based trials: hand washing promotion vs no intervention, Outcome 3 Incidence of diarrhoea: stratified by soap provision and type of intervention.
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Community-based trials: hand washing promotion vs no intervention, Outcome 4 Episodes.