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Table 1 PICO characteristics and search terms

From: A systematic review of hand-hygiene and environmental-disinfection interventions in settings with children

PICO CharacteristicSearch Terms
Population(day-care OR “day care” OR childcare OR nursery OR school OR kindergarten OR student OR teacher OR child OR children OR parent OR community OR park OR playground OR home OR homes OR house OR household)
Interventionbehavio*
Comparison(“randomized controlled trial” OR “randomised control trial” OR “randomized controlled trials” OR “randomised control trials” OR rct OR quasi-experimental OR observational OR “pre-test” OR pretest OR “post-test” OR posttest OR “crossover trial” OR “cross-over trial” OR intervention)
Outcome(s)(wash OR washing OR hygiene OR clean* OR disinfect* OR sanitize OR sanitise OR soap)