Increasing the Post-Use Cleaning of Gym Equipment Using Prompts and Increased Access to Cleaning Materials
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A multiple treatment reversal design was used to evaluate the effects of three different antecedent-based interventions on the post-use cleaning of gym equipment. Unidentified students, faculty, staff, and community members participated in this study. An announcement, signs, and signs together with increased accessibility to cleaning materials were evaluated. The highest level of post-use cleaning was observed under the signs plus accessibility condition. These results indicate that the use of antecedent-based interventions may be a viable option for increasing cleaning behavior.
KeywordsAntecedent-based interventions Cleaning behavior Prompts Gym
Compliance with Ethical Standards
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
The requirement for informed consent was waived by the institutional review board. The participants were unidentified members of the public in a public setting. No identifying information was collected.
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.
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