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Health-Education Package to Prevent Worm Infections in Chinese Schoolchildren

Bieri, Franziska A; Gray, Darren; Williams, Gail; Raso, Giovanna; Li, Yue-Sheng; Yuan, Liping; He, Yongkang; Li, Robert S; Guo, Feng-Ying; Li, Sheng-Ming; McManus, Donald P


BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminths are among the most prevalent sources of human infections globally. We determined the effect of an educational package at rural schools in Linxiang City District, Hunan province, China, where these worms are prevalent. The intervention aimed to increase knowledge about soil-transmitted helminths, induce behavioral change, and reduce the rate of infection. METHODS: We conducted a single-blind, unmatched, cluster-randomized intervention trial involving 1718...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: New England Journal of Medicine
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1204885


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