Elaine L. Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research, School of Nursing; and Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Susan X. Lin, MA, DrPH, is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Cabilia Gomez-Pichardo, MD, is Project Director, School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Accepted for publication January 20, 2004.
Funded by The National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, 1 RO1 NR05251. Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) provided cleaning and hygiene products for the 238 households in the study.
Appropriate informed consent was obtained from the human subjects in this study, and guidelines for human experimentation were followed in the performance of this research.
The authors thank Ms. Delmy Miranda and Dr. Angela Lopez, who served as interviewers in the research team.
Corresponding author: Elaine L. Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, Columbia University School of Nursing, 630 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 (e-mail:[email protected]).