LifeStraw® - User Acceptability
Field study: Elsanousi, S. et al. 2009. A study of the use and impacts of LifeStraw in a settlement camp in southern Gezira, Sudan. Journal of Water and Health; 07.3
Study design: 647 people from 134 households participated. Study design included no control group, seasonal influence on diarrhoea not taken into account.
Outcome: Compliance rates were good with 86.5% of people saying they always used the LifeStraw®. 9.8% saying they were occasional users and 3.7% saying they had never used it.
Field study: Dye, T.D. 2009. “You can take water any place you are:” A qualitative assessment of water-related illness beliefs, behaviors, and community acceptance of novel personal water filtration devices (under publication)**
Partner: Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York
Outcome: High product uptake: 83% current users after 2 months. 17% stopped using the product because they found it was too difficult to draw up water through it.
** study included both LifeStraw® and LifeStraw® Family
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