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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a School Disinfection and Hand Hygiene Program

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00514670
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2007
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Study funds provided by The Clorox Company
Information provided by:
Boston Children’s Hospital

Brief Summary:
The objective of the trial is to assess the impact of a disinfection and hand hygiene program on absenteeism in elementary school classrooms. Students in intervention classrooms will use alcohol-based hand sanitizers at school, and their classrooms will be disinfected using quaternary ammonium wipes. We hypothesize that the use of disinfectants and hand hygiene products in elementary school classrooms will reduce absenteeism.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Respiratory Infections Gastrointestinal Diseases Other: Alcohol-based hand sanitizer & quaternary ammonium wipes Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 285 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a School Disinfection and Hand Hygiene Program
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2006

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Intervention classrooms received alcohol-based hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
Other: Alcohol-based hand sanitizer & quaternary ammonium wipes
No Intervention: 2
No hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes were used.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Absenteeism rate due to gastrointestinal or respiratory illness during the study period. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bacterial colony counts and the presence of selected viruses on classroom surfaces. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Member of a designated elementary school classroom in the Avon school system

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00514670


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children’s Hospital
Study funds provided by The Clorox Company
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas J Sandora, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00514670     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-01-0014
First Posted: August 10, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 10, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Keywords provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:
Prevention of gastrointestinal and respiratory illness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Tract Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Infection
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Hand Sanitizers
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Disinfectants