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  1. Community-based hygiene education to reduce diarrhoeal disease in rural Zaire : impact of the intervention on diarrhoeal morbidity.

    Article - En anglais

    ackground.

    Diarrhoeal disease is a leading cause of morbidity in young children in rural Zaire.

    Few diarrhoea prevention programmes have been implemented in Bandundu Province, where available data suggest an annual prevalence rate of 10%. The urgent need to reduce diarrhoeal morbidity in Zaire, together with the potential effectiveness and feasibility of hygiene education as a diarrhoea prevention strategy, led to the development of the present research project.

    Methods.

    A randomized, controlled trial of an education intervention to reduce diarrhoea through improved personal and domestic hygiene behaviours was conducted in 18 geographically separate village clusters (sites) in rural Zaire.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Morbidité, Epidémiologie, Education sanitaire, Hygiène, Milieu rural, Zaïre, Afrique, Enfant, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Morbidity, Epidemiology, Health education, Hygiene, Rural environment, Zaire, Africa, Child, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0000613

    Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 09/06/1995.