Kim Larson, RN, PhD, MPH, FNAP is a professor at East Carolina University College of Nursing in Greenville, North Carolina
Title: Safe Drinking Water Study in Guatemala
Contaminated drinking water contributes to child mortality. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in Guatemala to examine a community engagement (CE) strategy, a monetary donation for a water filter. Water filters were distributed to households in four villages; three villages (n = 38) participated in the CE strategy (intervention) and one village (n = 56) did not (control). One-year later we surveyed study households on family health and water filter use. Intervention households had almost five times higher odds (OR = 4.7, p = 0.022) of having a working water filter. Interventions that incorporate ownership might sustain safe drinking water initiatives.
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