FALSE: Only a limited number of hygiene practices are likely to be responsible for most diarrhoeal episodes. Getting people to change the habits of a lifetime is extremely difficult; the effort should not be diluted by targeting too many practices.
TRUE or FALSE: All risky hygiene practices should be addressed and targeted when promoting hygiene
FALSE: Knowing how germs spread does not make people change their behaviour if that brings a lot of inconvenience or social or economic hardships. Many people adopt good hygiene practices without knowing germ theories. Self-respect, appreciation from others, learning from parents, friends and in school, a better life, and good facilities are more important motivating factors than academic knowledge.
TRUE or FALSE: Teaching families how germs spread disease is the most effective way to change their hygiene behaviour
Motivation Improved health is seldom considered a benefit (enough) to motivate change of behaviour. 1. facilitating (making life easier) e.g. addressing problems of distance, bad smell, flies, privacy 2. understanding within their own hygiene perceptions 3. influence (dis)approval from respected people, status, sanctions (positive or negative)