Promoción del lavado de manos en niños de 10 años: evaluación de intervenciones piloto en ciudades del Norte Argentino

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María Julia Hermida
Verónica Adriana Ramírez
Carolina Goizueta
María Victoria Periago


Aunque el lavado de manos evita enfermedades infecciosas graves a bajo costo, sólo una de cada cinco personas se lava las manos después de ir al baño. Este estudio presenta una intervención diseñada interdisciplinariamente, corta y económica para promover el conocimiento sobre el lavado de manos en niños de 10 años y dos estudios piloto para evaluar su impacto. En el piloto 2016 (Puerto Iguazú, Argentina), se compararon las respuestas a una encuesta sobre lavado de niños que participaron y no participaron de la intervención. La intervención consistió en actividades lúdicas sobre el lavado de manos. En el piloto 2017 (cuatro localidades del norte argentino), se compararon las respuestas de niños previas y posteriores a la intervención. Los resultados de ambos estudios piloto indicaron que esta intervención tiene potencial para promover el conocimiento sobre los pasos que deben seguirse para un correcto lavado de manos.

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Hermida, M. J., Ramírez, V. A., Goizueta, C., & Periago, M. V. (2019). Promoción del lavado de manos en niños de 10 años: evaluación de intervenciones piloto en ciudades del Norte Argentino. Revista Argentina De Ciencias Del Comportamiento, 11(3), 33–45.
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