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Effect of a Combined Use of Mosquito Repellent and Insecticide Treated Net on Malaria in Ethiopia

This study has been completed.
Addis Ababa University
Columbia University
Coalition Against Malaria in Ethiopia
Information provided by:
Malaria Consortium, Ethiopia Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2010
Last updated: July 9, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
The combined use of a mosquito repellent and long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) by household members would result in a 40% reduction in malaria prevalence compared with households that only use LLINs.

Condition Intervention Phase
Mosquito Repellent
Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets
Other: Mosquito repellent
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of a Combined Use of Mosquito Repellent and Insecticide Treated Net on Malaria in Southern Ethiopia: a Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Malaria Consortium, Ethiopia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Malaria parasite (P. falciparum and/or P. vivax)through microscopic detection
    The objective of the study is to investigate the impact of a combined use of mosquito repellent and LLINs in reducing malaria. The primary outcome of the study is detection of malaria parasites (P. falciparum and/or P. vivax) through examination of microscopic blood slides collected from finger-pricks.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Household ownership and utilization of LLINs
    Owneship and utilization of LLINs by household members during the night before the baseline survey

Enrollment: 6082
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mosquito repellent and LLINs group vs. LLINs group only
This study is based on two population groups: 1) a group of households that use LLINs alone (control) and 2) a group of households that use both mosquito repellent and LLINs (repellent group).
Other: Mosquito repellent
Mosquito repellent (Buzz Off jelly) every evening applied to face, neck, hands and legs

Detailed Description:
It has been recognized that the use of malaria preventive measures in combination with LLINs could improve the effectiveness of nets in preventing the disease. This study examined the effect of a combined use of mosquito repellent (i.e., Buzz Off) and LLINs on malaria prevalence in an area of unstable and seasonal malaria transmission.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All volunteer household members

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infants less than two months
  • Not in the study area
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01160809

SNNPR, Ethiopia
Awassa, Snnpr, Ethiopia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Malaria Consortium, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University
Columbia University
Coalition Against Malaria in Ethiopia
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Wakgari Deressa, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Identifier: NCT01160809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0001
Study First Received: July 8, 2010
Last Updated: July 9, 2010

Keywords provided by Malaria Consortium, Ethiopia:
Mosquito repellent

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017