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Prevalence of Bacterial Contamination on Smart Cell Phone vs. Non-smart Phone

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jae-Joon Yim, Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01347502
First received: May 3, 2011
Last updated: July 5, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
  Purpose

Using smartphone is increasing in hospital with various purpose and it has more extended surface than non-smart phone. Therefore investigators can consider the bacterial contamination rate of smartphone will be higher than that of non-smartphone.


Condition
Health Care Workers, Including Physicians, Nurses, and Nursing Aids

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Bacterial Contamination of Smart Phones of Health Care Workers

Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Enrollment: 203
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
HCPs with smartphone
healthcare providers in MICU who have smart cellular phones
HCP with non-smart phones
healthcare providers in MICU who have non-smart cellular phones

Detailed Description:

Hospital-acquired infections(HAI) are causing grave concern in almost all the hospitals of the world and causing increased morbidity and mortalities.

The transmission of HAI occurs through hospital staff and inanimate hospital environment, equipment, and devices that the hospital staff use.Recently, cellphones (CP) were blamed to cause nosocomial infections.

The mobile phones are used routinely all day long but not cleaned properly, as health care workers' may do not wash their hands as often as they should. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of bacterial contamination of mobile phones in ICU health care providers. and especially compare the contamination rate between smartphone and non-smartphone.

Using smartphone is increasing in hospital with various purpose and it has more extended surface than non-smart phone. therefore we can consider the bacterial contamination rate of smartphone will be higher than that of non-smartphone.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

healthcare providers of MICU in Seoul national university hospital and Seoul national university Bundang hospital who have cellular phones

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthcare providers of MICU who have cellular phones

Exclusion Criteria:

  • healthcare providers of MICU who have not cellular phones
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01347502

Locations
Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of
Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jae-Joon Yim, MD Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided by Seoul National University Hospital

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jae-Joon Yim, professor, Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01347502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: smartphone_SNU
Study First Received: May 3, 2011
Last Updated: July 5, 2012
Health Authority: South Korea: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)

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