Community Based Intervention and Evaluation of the Impact of Social Marketing of a Diarrhea Management Pack

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
John Snow, Inc.
Information provided by:
Aga Khan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00942812
First received: July 20, 2009
Last updated: August 9, 2011
Last verified: July 2009

July 20, 2009
August 9, 2011
July 2009
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Reduction in Diarrhea related morbidity [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Community Based Intervention and Evaluation of the Impact of Social Marketing of a Diarrhea Management Pack
A Community Based Intervention and Evaluation of the Impact of Social Marketing of a Diarrhea Management Pack(Comprising of Low Osmolality ORS, Zinc Tablets, Water Purification Tablets and Pictorial Chart) on Childhood Diarrhea.

Diarrhoeal diseases are still the major paediatric health concern worldwide, contributing for 2.5 million annual deaths in children. Although the treatment of diarrhoeal illness as per the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines brings about a considerable decline in the burden of the disease but there is still a lot to be done for this issue. Zinc supplementation along with Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) has emerged as a potent approach to treat diarrhoea. It is believed that the children having zinc deficiency are at high risk of developing infectious diseases which eventually lead to a high burden of mortality.

In order to prevent and effectively manage diarrheal episodes, it is important that water purification tablets, zinc and oral rehydration salt is always available in each household. Though, these products are easily available in the market separately, but are rarely available together in any household. If these products are made available in a single packet, it is likely to be an effective strategy in combating diarrheal diseases in the community.

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Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Diarrhea
  • Other: Diarrhea Pack
    Low osmolality ORS, Zinc tablets, water purification tablets and pictorial chart
  • Other: ORS
    ORS has been supplied to diarrheal cases as standard care through the LHW program at community level
  • Experimental: Intervention
    A diarrhea Pack comprising of low osmolality ORS, Zinc, water purification sachets and pictorial chart.
    Intervention: Other: Diarrhea Pack
  • Control
    Standard Care through National LHW (Lady Health Workers)program
    Intervention: Other: ORS
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
7200
September 2010
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children under 5 years of age suffering from diarrhea residing in study area and having consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Failure to provide consent or children having debilitating illness or requiring emergency hospital care.
Both
2 Months to 59 Months
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Pakistan
 
NCT00942812
1235-Ped/ERC-09
Yes
Dr. Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Aga Khan University
Aga Khan University
John Snow, Inc.
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Aga Khan University
July 2009

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