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Hand-hygiene and sickness among small children attending day care centers. An intervention study

Hand-hygiene and sickness among small children attending day care centers. An intervention study

Ugeskrift for Laeger 161(31): 4396-4400

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of intensified hygiene with frequent handwashing and several educational procedures in day-care centres. The study was conducted as a controlled trial, with an intervention group and an observation group. There was a 34% reduction in expected sickness in children in the intervention group. In the categories diarrhoea and eye-infection there was a significant drop in sickness. We conclude that broad intervention concerning hand-hygiene has a positive effect on sickness in children attending day-care centres.

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