"Soaps" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials.
- Soap Solution
- Soap Solutions
- Solution, Soap
- Solutions, Soap
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Soaps" by people in Profiles.
Nongovernmental Organization Practitioners' Perspectives on the Challenges and Solutions to Changing Handwashing Behavior in Older Children: A Qualitative Study. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2023 02 28; 11(1).
Does a school-based intervention to engage parents change opportunity for handwashing with soap at home? Practical experience from the Mikono Safi trial in Northwestern Tanzania. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 06; 16(6):e0010438.
How does handwashing behaviour change in response to a cholera outbreak? A qualitative case study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PLoS One. 2022; 17(4):e0266849.
Child handwashing in an internally displaced persons camp in Northern Iraq: A qualitative multi-method exploration of motivational drivers and other handwashing determinants. PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0228482.
The Safe Start trial to assess the effect of an infant hygiene intervention on enteric infections and diarrhoea in low-income informal neighbourhoods of Kisumu, Kenya: a study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Dec 19; 19(1):1066.
Social Influence on Handwashing with Soap: Results from a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 10; 99(4):934-936.
Comparing the behavioural impact of a nudge-based handwashing intervention to high-intensity hygiene education: a cluster-randomised trial in rural Bangladesh. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 01; 23(1):10-25.
Psychosocial Factors Mediating the Effect of the CHoBI7 Intervention on Handwashing With Soap: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Health Educ Behav. 2017 08; 44(4):613-625.
Assessing the impact of a school-based latrine cleaning and handwashing program on pupil absence in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Oct; 19(10):1185-97.
Designing a handwashing station for infrastructure-restricted communities in Bangladesh using the integrated behavioural model for water, sanitation and hygiene interventions (IBM-WASH). BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 23; 13:877.