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A Randomised Controlled Trial of Face Masks and Hand Hygiene in Reducing Influenza Transmission in Households

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00425893
First Posted: January 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2012
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Collaborator:
The University of Hong Kong
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Purpose
This study will test the effectiveness of face masks and hand cleaning in preventing the spread of influenza within households

Condition Intervention
Influenza Behavioral: hand hygiene Other: health education Device: face masks

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Face Masks and Hand Hygiene in Reducing Influenza Transmission in Households

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • secondary influenza infection [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Enrollment: 6069
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
health education
Other: health education
Proper nutrition, etc.
Experimental: 2
hand hygiene
Behavioral: hand hygiene
alcohol-based hand wash
Experimental: 3
masks and hand hygiene
Behavioral: hand hygiene
alcohol-based hand wash
Device: face masks
face masks

Detailed Description:
Randomised controlled trial of surgical masks and alcohol hand wash among approximately 6069 Hong Kong residents who have a household member diagnosed with influenza. Influenza in index member and secondary infection will be documented with rapid influenza tests and PCR. Minimal risk to participants.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Member of family with influenza infected member

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 2 yr
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00425893


Locations
China, Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The University of Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Benjamin J Cowling, PhD The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Peter Houck, MD, CDC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00425893     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCCID-UCI000439A
CDC Grant# 1 U01 CI000439-01
First Submitted: January 19, 2007
First Posted: January 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
influenza
masks
transmission
hand hygiene
non-pharmacologic interventions

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases