Swimming pools and health-related behaviours: Results of an Italian multicentre study on showering habits among pool users

C. Pasquarella, L. Veronesi, C. Napoli, S. Castaldi, M. L. Pasquarella, E. Saccani, M. E. Colucci, F. Auxilia, F. Gallè, V. Di Onofrio, S. Tafuri, C. Signorelli, G. Liguori

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Abstract

Objectives: Showering before entering a swimming pool is highly recommended to reduce the risk of biological and chemical contamination. This study evaluated the behaviour of indoor swimming pool users; analysed the variables associated with lack of showering; and assessed awareness of the importance of showering. Study design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data about users of swimming pools located in five different Italian cities. The association between specific variables and the lack of showering was assessed. P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-619
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health
Volume127
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Behaviour
  • Shower
  • Survey
  • Swimming pool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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