Valerie A Curtis

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Formative research on the feasibility of hygiene interventions for influenza control in UK primary schools
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:390. 2009
  2. pmc Evidence of behaviour change following a hygiene promotion programme in Burkina Faso
    V Curtis
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England
    Bull World Health Organ 79:518-27. 2001
  3. pmc Why disgust matters
    Valerie Curtis
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:3478-90. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Hygiene: new hopes, new horizons
    Val Curtis
    The Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:312-21. 2011
  5. pmc Disgust as an adaptive system for disease avoidance behaviour
    Valerie Curtis
    The Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:389-401. 2011
  6. pmc Planned, motivated and habitual hygiene behaviour: an eleven country review
    Valerie A Curtis
    Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene ropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Educ Res 24:655-73. 2009
  7. pmc Dirt, disgust and disease: a natural history of hygiene
    Valerie A Curtis
    The Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:660-4. 2007
  8. pmc Evidence that disgust evolved to protect from risk of disease
    Val Curtis
    Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kepple Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S131-3. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of washing hands with soap on diarrhoea risk in the community: a systematic review
    Val Curtis
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:275-81. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Talking dirty: how to save a million lives
    V Curtis
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Environ Health Res 13:S73-9. 2003

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Formative research on the feasibility of hygiene interventions for influenza control in UK primary schools
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:390. 2009
    ..However, the feasibility and acceptability of effective school-based hygiene interventions is not clear...
  2. pmc Evidence of behaviour change following a hygiene promotion programme in Burkina Faso
    V Curtis
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England
    Bull World Health Organ 79:518-27. 2001
    ..The programme was tailored to local customs, targeted specific types of behaviour, built on existing motivation for hygiene, and used locally appropriate channels of communication...
  3. pmc Why disgust matters
    Valerie Curtis
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:3478-90. 2011
    ..Disgust also provides a model system for the study of emotion, one of the most important issues facing the brain and behavioural sciences today...
  4. doi request reprint Hygiene: new hopes, new horizons
    Val Curtis
    The Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:312-21. 2011
    ..Full and active involvement of the health sector in getting safe hygiene to all homes, schools, and institutions will bring major gains to public health...
  5. pmc Disgust as an adaptive system for disease avoidance behaviour
    Valerie Curtis
    The Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:389-401. 2011
    ..Understanding the nature of disease avoidance psychology at all levels of human organization can inform the design of programmes to improve public health...
  6. pmc Planned, motivated and habitual hygiene behaviour: an eleven country review
    Valerie A Curtis
    Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene ropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Educ Res 24:655-73. 2009
    ..The habitual aspects of many health-relevant behaviours require further study...
  7. pmc Dirt, disgust and disease: a natural history of hygiene
    Valerie A Curtis
    The Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:660-4. 2007
    ..As an animal behaviour the proper domain of hygiene is biology, and without this perspective attempts at explanation are incomplete. The approaches of biological anthropology have much to offer the practice of cultural history...
  8. pmc Evidence that disgust evolved to protect from risk of disease
    Val Curtis
    Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kepple Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S131-3. 2004
    ..These data provide evidence that the human disgust emotion may be an evolved response to objects in the environment that represent threats of infectious disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of washing hands with soap on diarrhoea risk in the community: a systematic review
    Val Curtis
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:275-81. 2003
    ..More and better-designed trials are needed to measure the impact of washing hands on diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections in developing countries...
  10. ncbi request reprint Talking dirty: how to save a million lives
    V Curtis
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Environ Health Res 13:S73-9. 2003
    ..Tools and techniques for marketing handwashing and for measuring the actual impact on behaviour will be applied in new public-private handwashing programmes, which are to start up soon in Nepal, China, Peru and Senegal...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hygiene in the home: relating bugs and behaviour
    Val Curtis
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, DCVBU ITD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kepple Street, London WCIE 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:657-72. 2003
    ..A better understanding of the household transmission of the agents of IID using multidisciplinary methods is needed if effective hygiene promotion programmes are to be designed...
  12. pmc Ethics in public health research: masters of marketing: bringing private sector skills to public health partnerships
    Valerie A Curtis
    Hygiene Centre, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England, UK val
    Am J Public Health 97:634-41. 2007
    ..Although there are practical and philosophical difficulties, there are many opportunities for such partnerships...
  13. pmc Water, sanitation and hygiene for the prevention of diarrhoea
    Sandy Cairncross
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i193-205. 2010
    ..The evidence identified in previous reviews is of variable quality, and mostly relates to morbidity rather than mortality...
  14. ncbi request reprint Health in our hands, but not in our heads: understanding hygiene motivation in Ghana
    Beth Scott
    The Hygiene Centre, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 22:225-33. 2007
    ..Protection from disease is mentioned as a driving force, but was not a key motivator of handwashing behaviour. The ways in which these findings have been translated into a handwash promotion campaign are discussed...
  15. doi request reprint Experimental pretesting of hand-washing interventions in a natural setting
    Gaby Judah
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Am J Public Health 99:S405-11. 2009
    ..We pretested interventions derived from different domains of behavior change theory to determine their effectiveness at increasing hand washing with soap in a natural setting...
  16. doi request reprint Determinants of handwashing practices in Kenya: the role of media exposure, poverty and infrastructure
    Wolf Peter Schmidt
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1534-41. 2009
    ..To explore how structural constraints such as lack of reliable water supply, sanitation, educational and other socio-economic factors limit the adoption of better hygiene...
  17. doi request reprint The effect of a soap promotion and hygiene education campaign on handwashing behaviour in rural India: a cluster randomised trial
    Adam Biran
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, WC1E 7HT, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1303-14. 2009
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a hygiene promotion intervention based on germ awareness in increasing handwashing with soap on key occasions (after faecal contact and before eating) in rural Indian households...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hard to handle: understanding mothers' handwashing behaviour in Ghana
    Beth E Scott
    The Hygiene Centre, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 22:216-24. 2007
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  19. pmc Sensor recorded changes in rates of hand washing with soap in response to the media reports of the H1N1 pandemic in Britain
    Diana S Fleischman
    Hygiene Centre, Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMJ Open 1:e000127. 2011
    ..Conclusions Hand washing with soap increases proportionally to the frequency of media key words related to H1N1. Women's hand washing was more strongly associated with incidence of media keywords than men's...