Women and Children as the Focus for Control of Schistosomiasis Infections in the Irrigations Area of Burkina Faso

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2007
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Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to examine the extent of schistosomasis infections in women and children, their daily activites that encumber contact with water and their knowledge and attitudes towards the prevention of schistosomiasis.

The hypothesis that will be explored is that women and children spent more time with agricultural and household activities which bring them in contact with water and therefore give them an increased risk of being infected by schistosoma. Prevention and control of schistosomiasis has to be focusing on women and children.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:

The study will be carried out in and irrigation area of Burkina Faso where people relay on water. The study applies several methodes;

  1. Parasitological survey: From thre villages 200 women and children are randomly sampled to have their urin and stool examined for parasittes.
  2. Observations: At each village sites at the irrigation canals where people meet and have their activities observations of the kind and the duration of watercontact will be observed.
  3. Focus group interview: In each village 5 focus group interviews will be conducted with 6 to 12 participants in each group
  4. Individual interviews: for the participant in the focus group interview a total of 45 participants will be selected for indept individual interviews
  5. Questionnaire: a total of 360 questionnairs will be distributed to participants in the parasitological survey, the focus group interviews and to participants who did not participate in any of the above mentioned.

Participants will be women and children from the three villages.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 360 participants
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Women and Childres at the Focal Point for the Schistosomiasis Control and Sustainability and Effectiveness in the Hydro Agricultural Zone of Sourou, Burkina Faso
Study Start Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Women and children from three villages

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00463528

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Principal Investigator: Jean N Poda, Ph.d.,M.Sc. Institute of Health Sciences Research, Burkina Faso Identifier: NCT00463528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SRP-BF-JNP-05
First Posted: April 20, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2007
Last Verified: July 2007

Keywords provided by DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development:
gender perspectives

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Trematode Infections
Parasitic Diseases