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Effect of Health Education on Water Handling Practices in Rural Pondicherry

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2013 by Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arun Ghorpade, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01837836
First received: April 18, 2013
Last updated: April 22, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the drinking water handling practices at household level and to determine the effect of health education on the drinking water handling. Participants from study villages, mainly homemakers, school children and water tank operators who are willing to participate, will be targeted.

Baseline assessment of household practices related to water will be done. Followed by a health education regarding the healthy practices will be given to them. Practice of household water chlorination will be promoted. The healthy behavior will be reinforced through reminders and community activities of self help groups for one year.

The study participants will be benefited from survey in terms of

  1. Improved knowledge and practices of drinking water handling
  2. Risk reduction of water borne illness to family members

Condition Intervention
Drinking Water Handling Practice
Knowledge of Water Borne Diseases
Bacteriological Quality of Water
Behavioral: Health education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Health Education on Water Handling Practices in Rural Pondicherry

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Further study details as provided by Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of subjects following hygienic drinking water handling practices [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of subjects with improved knowledge and practices related to water borne illnesses [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Number of household drinking water samples with improved bacteriological quality [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 980
Study Start Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Health education
The arm includes all the villages under study. Health education will be provided targeting following groups: 1. Home makers 2. School children 3. Water tank operators.
Behavioral: Health education
Health education will include 1. Importance and demonstration of hygienic practices for safe drinking water 2. Promotion of water purification 3. Capacity building of community for safe water availability.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects of five study villages

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those who anticipate to move out of study area in next one year
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01837836

Contacts
Contact: Arun G Ghorpade, MD 919244402234 drarunghorpade@gmail.com

Locations
India
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital Not yet recruiting
Pondicherry, India, 605107
Contact: Arun G Ghorpade, MD    919244402234    drarunghorpade@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Arun G Ghorpade, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arun G Ghorpade, MD Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Arun Ghorpade, Assistant Professor, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01837836     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IEC-49/2012
Study First Received: April 18, 2013
Last Updated: April 22, 2013
Health Authority: India: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital:
Health education
water handling practices
Bacteriological quality of water

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 14, 2014