A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Refined Methods to Mitigate Indoor Allergens in North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts Homes

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00344344
First received: June 23, 2006
Last updated: March 5, 2008
Last verified: September 2006
  Purpose

A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Refined Methods to Mitigate Indoor Allergens in North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts Homes


Condition
Hypersensitivity

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Refined Methods to Mitigate Indoor Allergens in North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts Homes

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 88
Study Start Date: October 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2006
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

To be eligible for the study, each home must:

  1. have a home occupant who intends to live at the same address for at least 6 months;
  2. have a home occupant live at the house full time;
  3. have a home occupant that is at least 21 years of age;
  4. have at least one bedroom with wall to wall carpeting.
  5. Yield dust collected during the screening visit that contains combined Der f I plus Der p I allergen levels of greater than or equal to 10 ug/gram dust.

    For the intervention arm only:

  6. home occupant must have an adult at home during the study visits on weekdays over the six month period that the study is ongoing.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Homes will be excluded from this study if any of the inclusion criteria are not met.

Indoor Dust Mite Allergen:

Must have a home occupant who intends to live at the same address for at least 6 months; live at the house full time; be at least 21 years of age; have at least one bedroom with wall to wall carpeting; yield dust collected during the screening visit that contains combined Def fl plus Der pl allergen levels of greater than or equal to 10 ug/gram dust.

For Intervention arm only - home occupant must have an adult at home during the study visits on weekdays over the six month period that the study is ongoing.

Indoor Cockroach Allergen:

Must have a home occupant that intends to live at the same address for at least 6 months; live in the house full time; be at least 21 years of age; have moderate to severe cockroach infestation as evidenced by occupant self-reports of cockroach sightings and by sticky trap assessment that yield a combined total sticky trap count of 50-250 cockroaches.

For intervention arm only - home occupant must have an adult at home during most of the weekdays over the six month period that the study is ongoing.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00344344

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00344344     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 999901016, 01-E-N016
Study First Received: June 23, 2006
Last Updated: March 5, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Asthma
Cockroach
Dust Mite
Extermination
Targeted Cleaning
Allergy
Prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 11, 2014