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Effect of Health Education on Water Handling Practices in Rural Pondicherry

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01837836
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2013 by Arun Ghorpade, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 23, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 23, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arun Ghorpade, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to assess the drinking water handling practices at household level and to determine the effect of health education on the drinking water handling. Participants from study villages, mainly homemakers, school children and water tank operators who are willing to participate, will be targeted.

Baseline assessment of household practices related to water will be done. Followed by a health education regarding the healthy practices will be given to them. Practice of household water chlorination will be promoted. The healthy behavior will be reinforced through reminders and community activities of self help groups for one year.

The study participants will be benefited from survey in terms of

  1. Improved knowledge and practices of drinking water handling
  2. Risk reduction of water borne illness to family members

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Drinking Water Handling Practice Knowledge of Water Borne Diseases Bacteriological Quality of Water Behavioral: Health education

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 980 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Health Education on Water Handling Practices in Rural Pondicherry
Study Start Date : April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Drinking Water
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Health education
The arm includes all the villages under study. Health education will be provided targeting following groups: 1. Home makers 2. School children 3. Water tank operators.
Behavioral: Health education
Health education will include 1. Importance and demonstration of hygienic practices for safe drinking water 2. Promotion of water purification 3. Capacity building of community for safe water availability.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of subjects following hygienic drinking water handling practices [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of subjects with improved knowledge and practices related to water borne illnesses [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Number of household drinking water samples with improved bacteriological quality [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects of five study villages

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those who anticipate to move out of study area in next one year

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Contacts
Contact: Arun G Ghorpade, MD 919244402234 drarunghorpade@gmail.com

Locations
India
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital Not yet recruiting
Pondicherry, India, 605107
Contact: Arun G Ghorpade, MD    919244402234    drarunghorpade@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Arun G Ghorpade, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arun G Ghorpade, MD Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry

Responsible Party: Arun Ghorpade, Assistant Professor, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01837836     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IEC-49/2012
First Posted: April 23, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 23, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Arun Ghorpade, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital:
Health education
water handling practices
Bacteriological quality of water

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Waterborne Diseases
Communicable Diseases
Infection