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Table 3

Compliance with handwashing procedure replication to four recommended handwashing times among the mothers in different intervention groups at Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010

Instruction groups
Simple
Moderate
Complex
Handwashing stepsBaseline
N = 85
n (%)
Endline
N = 84
n (%)
Differencesa
%
Baseline
N = 75
n (%)
Endline
N = 75
n (%)
Differencesa
%
Baseline
N = 84
n (%)
Endline
N = 83
n (%)
Differencesa
%
Before preparing food 29 (34) 79 (93) 59b 21 (28) 72 (96) 68b 28 (33) 76 (90) 57b 
Before eating 63 (74) 81 (95) 21b 58 (77) 74 (99) 22b 61 (73) 82 (98) 25b 
After cleaning child's anus 24 (28) 74 (87) 59b 16 (21) 62 (83) 62b 21 (25) 65 (77) 52b 
After defecation  66 (78) 79 (93) 15 (0.006) 57 (76) 66 (88) 12 (0.056) 65 (77) 78 (93) 16c 
Instruction groups
Simple
Moderate
Complex
Handwashing stepsBaseline
N = 85
n (%)
Endline
N = 84
n (%)
Differencesa
%
Baseline
N = 75
n (%)
Endline
N = 75
n (%)
Differencesa
%
Baseline
N = 84
n (%)
Endline
N = 83
n (%)
Differencesa
%
Before preparing food 29 (34) 79 (93) 59b 21 (28) 72 (96) 68b 28 (33) 76 (90) 57b 
Before eating 63 (74) 81 (95) 21b 58 (77) 74 (99) 22b 61 (73) 82 (98) 25b 
After cleaning child's anus 24 (28) 74 (87) 59b 16 (21) 62 (83) 62b 21 (25) 65 (77) 52b 
After defecation  66 (78) 79 (93) 15 (0.006) 57 (76) 66 (88) 12 (0.056) 65 (77) 78 (93) 16c 

aDifferences between handwashing procedure replication measured at baseline and after 2 weeks of intervention (endline).

bProportion differences are statistically significant with P-value <0.001.

cProportion differences are statistically significant with P-value <0.005.

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