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Indoor Air Quality and Infectious Aerosols in Health Care Facilities

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01275326
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital

Brief Summary:

Outbreaks of emerging and re-remerging infectious diseases are frequently reported internationally in recent years, mainly due to global climate change, close human-livestock contact in developing countries, and globalization. Thus prevention, monitoring and control of infectious diseases are in urgent need to protect public health. High exposure risk to various infectious agents in health care facilities is of special concern, especially to airborne and droplet-borne respiratory diseases. To protect the health of public and health care workers the investigators will conduct a study to monitor indoor air quality and essential infectious aerosols in hospital(s).

A questionnaire survey will be used to evaluate the relationships between employees' health and measured indoor environmental factors. The investigators will also examine whether the current indoor air quality recommendation of their country can reasonably reduce the risk of hospital infection. In addition, simple infectious aerosol indices will be established for future environmental management and monitoring in health care facilities.


Condition or disease
Indoor Air Quality Infectious Aerosols

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Indoor Air Quality and Infectious Aerosols in Health Care Facilities
Study Start Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
people who work in Health Care Facilities
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • people who work in Health Care Facilities

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
Taiwan
Taipei Medical University
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hsing Chao Taipei Medical University

Responsible Party: Hsing Chao, School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01275326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99060
First Posted: January 12, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
Indoor Air Quality
Infectious Aerosols

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Infection