Estudio de caso: desarrollo de habitos de higiene en preescolar

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Endicott College

Research Project:

Development of hygiene habits, to prevent contagious illnesses such as the flue AH1N1. A study case in the preschool Dante Alighieri

Profesor: Arianna Cahue

Student: Paulina de la Torre


|Introduction |3 |
|Chapter I : Habits| |
|Pattern recognition and association |7 |
|How long dose it takes to develop a habit? |12 |
|Hygiene Habits|15 |
|2.4 Hygiene |17 |
|Chapter II: Development of hygiene habits to prevent contagious illnesses such as the Flue |19 |
|AH1N1| |
|Precedents |20 |
|Program Development |23 |
|Chapter III: Methodology|33 |
|Chapter IV: Conclusions |41 |
|References |43 |
|Appendix|45 |


Lack of Hygiene and its repercussions on Health

Have we forgotten the consequences of the anti-hygienic habits in the middle age? the black pest was one of the out comes or the cholera brought by the Spaniards origin by their unhealthy habits and their limited access to pure waterresources.

In the past two decades the infectious diseases (ID) has being going up and down on the scale of the health agenda. The modern medicine has improved the quality of life with vaccinations and antibiotic. But also has decrease the conscience that good healthy habits could prevent the use of all sorts of medicines. It looks like the mentality now is: If we can cure or reappeared, why weneed to prevent?

During the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH, 2009) the disscution was about this new statement. The schools, speacially on the developed contries reflect this idea by sustituting the higiene classes with “more important” subjects.

Also the new social structures that have more independent women working with extended schedules, has decresased the hoursdedicated to housecleaning.

This International Forum conducted an investigation in 2008, carring out a review of the hygiene-related diseases with an speccial focus on the disesases that appeared in homes. This report summarizes the incidence of these diseases and the benefits in terms of improving global health and well-being, if we could motivate people to take more responsibility for preventingthe transmission of IF in their own homes and communities through better hygiene practice, less epidemics will develop.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an effective school health program can be one of the most cost effective investments a nation can make to simultaneously improve education and health.

Here in Mexico an infectious disease appears on May of 2009 it is called...
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