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Title: The trajectory of COVID-19 pandemic and handwashing adherence: findings from 14 countries
Authors: Szczuka, Zofia
Abraham, Charles
Baban, Adriana
Brooks, Sydney
Cipolletta, Sabrina
Danso, Ebrima
Dombrowski, Stephan U.
Gan, Yiqun
Gaspar, Tania
de Matos, Margarida Gaspar
Griva, Konstadina
Jongenelis, Michelle
Keller, Jan
Knoll, Nina
Ma, Jinjin
Mohammad Abdul Awal Miah
Morgan, Karen
Peraud, William
Quintard, Bruno
Shah, Vishna
Schenkel, Konstantin
Scholz, Urte
Schwarzer, Ralf
Siwa, Maria
Szymanski, Kamil
Taut, Diana
Tomaino, Silvia C. M.
Vilchinsky, Noa
Wolf, Hodaya
Luszczynska, Aleksandra
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Szczuka, Z., Abraham, C., Baban, A., Brooks, S., Cipolletta, S., Danso, E., Dombrowski, S. U., Gan, Y., Gaspar, T., de Matos, M. G., Griva, K., Jongenelis, M., Keller, J., Knoll, N., Ma, J., Mohammad Abdul Awal Miah, Morgan, K., Peraud, W., Quintard, B., ...Luszczynska, A. (2021). The trajectory of COVID-19 pandemic and handwashing adherence: findings from 14 countries. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1791-.
Journal: BMC Public Health 
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people's engagement in health behaviors, especially those that protect individuals from SARS-CoV-2 transmission, such as handwashing/sanitizing. This study investigated whether adherence to the World Health Organization's (WHO) handwashing guidelines (the outcome variable) was associated with the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, as measured by the following 6 indicators: (i) the number of new cases of COVID-19 morbidity/mortality (a country-level mean calculated for the 14 days prior to data collection), (ii) total cases of COVID-19 morbidity/mortality accumulated since the onset of the pandemic, and (iii) changes in recent cases of COVID-19 morbidity/mortality (a difference between country-level COVID-19 morbidity/mortality in the previous 14 days compared to cases recorded 14-28 days earlier).
ISSN: 1471-2458
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11822-5
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
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