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Predicting water consumption habits for seven arsenic-safe water options in Bangladesh

Predicting water consumption habits for seven arsenic-safe water options in Bangladesh

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INAUEN, Jennifer, Robert TOBIAS, Hans-Joachim MOSLER, 2013. Predicting water consumption habits for seven arsenic-safe water options in Bangladesh. In: BMC Public Health. 13(1), 417. eISSN 1471-2458. Available under: doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-417

@article{Inauen2013Predi-27968, title={Predicting water consumption habits for seven arsenic-safe water options in Bangladesh}, year={2013}, doi={10.1186/1471-2458-13-417}, number={1}, volume={13}, journal={BMC Public Health}, author={Inauen, Jennifer and Tobias, Robert and Mosler, Hans-Joachim}, note={Article Number: 417} }

Inauen, Jennifer deposit-license Mosler, Hans-Joachim Predicting water consumption habits for seven arsenic-safe water options in Bangladesh 2013 Mosler, Hans-Joachim 2014-06-02T12:49:40Z Tobias, Robert Tobias, Robert Background: In Bangladesh, 20 million people are at the risk of developing arsenicosis because of excessive arsenic intake. Despite increased awareness, many of the implemented arsenic-safe water options are not being sufficiently used by the population. This study investigated the role of social-cognitive factors in explaining the habitual use of arsenic-safe water options.<br /><br />Methods: Eight hundred seventy-two randomly selected households in six arsenic-affected districts of rural Bangladesh, which had access to an arsenic-safe water option, were interviewed using structured face-to-face interviews in November 2009. Habitual use of arsenic-safe water options, severity, vulnerability, affective and instrumental attitudes, injunctive and descriptive norms, self-efficacy, and coping planning were measured. The data were analyzed using multiple linear regressions.<br /><br />Results: Linear regression revealed that self-efficacy (B = 0.42, SE = .03, p < .001), the instrumental attitude towards the safe water option (B = 0.24, SE = .04, p < .001), the affective attitude towards contaminated tube wells (B = −0.04, SE = .02, p = .024), vulnerability (B = −0.20, SE = .02, p < .001), as well as injunctive (B = 0.08, SE = 0.04, p = .049) and descriptive norms (B = 0.34, SE = .03, p < .001) primarily explained the habitual use of arsenic-safe water options (R<sup>2</sup> = 0.688). This model proved highly generalizable to all seven arsenic-safe water options investigated, even though habitual use of single options were predicted on the basis of parameters estimated without these options.<br /><br />Conclusions. This general model for the habitual use of arsenic-safe water options may prove useful to predict other water consumption habits. Behavior-change interventions are derived from the model to promote the habitual use of arsenic-safe water options. 2014-06-02T12:49:40Z Inauen, Jennifer eng BMC Public Health ; 13 (2013). - 417

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