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Title: Rethinking the effectiveness of defecation postures and practices: it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it!
Authors: Edgar, Charles
Sohail (Khan), M.
Cavill, Sue
Keywords: Sanitation
Hygiene
Defecation
Anal cleansing
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Practical Action Publishing
Citation: EDGAR, C., SOHAIL (KHAN), M. and CAVILL, S., 2017. Rethinking the effectiveness of defecation postures and practices: it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it! Waterlines, 36(4), pp.367-374.
Abstract: This paper reports on a piece of research to investigate the effectiveness of defecation postures and anal cleansing method. The research compared how long each bowel movement took on a pedestal toilet with and without a footstool. Volunteers were asked to compare the two positions for speed as well as stress/strain on the body. The effectiveness of the method of anal cleansing was also rated by a subset of the volunteers. Although the study was conducted using volunteers in the UK, the findings have international relevance for sanitation marketing and hygiene promotion programmes.
Description: This paper is closed access until 01/04/2018
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.3362/1756-3488.17-00019
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26761
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.3362/1756-3488.17-00019
ISSN: 0262-8104
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