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Prevalence of Bacterial Contamination on Smart Cell Phone vs. Non-smart Phone

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01347502
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jae-Joon Yim, Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Using smartphone is increasing in hospital with various purpose and it has more extended surface than non-smart phone. Therefore investigators can consider the bacterial contamination rate of smartphone will be higher than that of non-smartphone.

Condition or disease
Health Care Workers, Including Physicians, Nurses, and Nursing Aids

Detailed Description:

Hospital-acquired infections(HAI) are causing grave concern in almost all the hospitals of the world and causing increased morbidity and mortalities.

The transmission of HAI occurs through hospital staff and inanimate hospital environment, equipment, and devices that the hospital staff use.Recently, cellphones (CP) were blamed to cause nosocomial infections.

The mobile phones are used routinely all day long but not cleaned properly, as health care workers' may do not wash their hands as often as they should. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of bacterial contamination of mobile phones in ICU health care providers. and especially compare the contamination rate between smartphone and non-smartphone.

Using smartphone is increasing in hospital with various purpose and it has more extended surface than non-smart phone. therefore we can consider the bacterial contamination rate of smartphone will be higher than that of non-smartphone.


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 203 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Bacterial Contamination of Smart Phones of Health Care Workers
Study Start Date : April 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2011

Group/Cohort
HCPs with smartphone
healthcare providers in MICU who have smart cellular phones
HCP with non-smart phones
healthcare providers in MICU who have non-smart cellular phones




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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
healthcare providers of MICU in Seoul national university hospital and Seoul national university Bundang hospital who have cellular phones
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthcare providers of MICU who have cellular phones

Exclusion Criteria:

  • healthcare providers of MICU who have not cellular phones

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01347502


Locations
Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of
Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jae-Joon Yim, MD Seoul National University Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jae-Joon Yim, professor, Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01347502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: smartphone_SNU
First Posted: May 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 9, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012