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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6114

Title: Factors that could motivate people to adopt safe hygienic practices in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Authors: Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya
Nimish Shukla
Keywords: Sanitation, Safe hygienic practices, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Makerere University Medical School
Citation: African Health Sciences (ISSN: 1680-6905) Vol 5 Num 1
Abstract: Background: Approximately 18 million South Africans do not have access to adequate sanitation. This problem is not unique to South Africa but is a challenge to many developing countries. Objectives: The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain insight and understanding of factors that could motivate people to adopt safe hygienic practices. Methods: A non-probability purposive sample of 122 participants was drawn from sanitation stakeholder organisations in the Eastern Cape Province. Of these, 74 were male and 48 were female. The mean age of the participants was 40.1 years. The 122 participants were divided into 15 focus groups, each consisting of about eight members. The focus group discussions were conducted using seven guiding questions. Responses were examined and clustered in terms of the primary focus group questions. Results: Regular water supply, provision of sanitation facilities, stakeholder participation and improvement of consumer sanitation knowledge are factors which can motivate people to adopt safe hygienic practices. Conclusions: There are cultural, educational, economic, institutional, environmental and psycho-social factors that could motivate people to adopt safe hygienic practices.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6114
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=hs05005
Rights: Copyright 2005 - Makerere Medical School, Uganda
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