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Introduction: Handwashing can prevent diarrhea-related illness and respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of structured intervention program on knowledge and practice of hand washing among preschool children.

Method: A quasi-experimental study was conducted in three-time phases among 32 preschoolers aged between 3 to 6 years old in Kedah. The same questionnaire was delivered at each phase and they underwent the intervention program of hand washing. Their performance in hand washing was measured and evaluated using a questionnaire and checklist.

Results: The results of the study revealed a significant difference (p<0.05) in mean preschoolers’ children score on knowledge and practice before and after participated in the intervention program.

Conclusion: Overall, preschoolers' knowledge and practice of handwashing were significantly (p<0.05) improved by the intervention program.  However, as the participants were young children, it is important to emphasize the consistency of reinforcement of knowledge and regular practices of hand hygiene.


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Effectiveness Of A Structured Hand Hygiene Education Program In Relation To Preschool Children’s Knowledge And Practice. (2023). Journal of Namibian Studies : History Politics Culture, 33, 2278-2295. https://doi.org/10.59670/jns.v33i.2335