(Can I remember to
Which questions could you use to determine if this barrier
kept people from taking preventive action (purifying their
The following questions are examples that were used in the
Dominican Republic. Your questions may vary.
When you do purify your water, is it easy to remember
to purify it each day? Are there times when you forget?
Could you ask for/Do you remember to ask for purified
water for your children when you visit other people?
Do you find it easy or difficult to remember the recipe
for purifying water?
People could remember to purify their water with bleach
when they knew how, but they had trouble remembering how
to do it, the "recipe" for purifying water.
Moreover, people had heard a host of different messages
about how to purify water with bleach. People would say,
"You use 5 drops to a gallon... or is it 20 drops
per gallon? Or 1/4 cup per barrel?" People could
not agree, and it was obvious that there were too many
messages floating around that confused people.