Rinse-free hand wash for reducing absenteeism among school- and preschool-aged children

Zachary Munn*, Catalin Tufanaru, Craig Lockwood, Cindy J. Stern

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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness of rinse-free hand washing for reducing absenteeism due to illness in preschool and school-aged children compared to no hand washing, conventional hand washing with soap and water or other hand hygiene strategies. To determine which rinse-free hand washing products are the most effective (if head-to-head comparisons exist) and what effect additional strategies in combination with rinse-free hand washing have on the outcomes of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD012566
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


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