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Evaluate the Effect of Planet Water Foundation's Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Intervention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02015325
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study was never approved by IRB so was never initiated)
First Posted : December 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ashish Joshi, MD, University of Nebraska

Brief Summary:
The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of the Planet Water Foundation's intervention to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene related illness for reducing absenteeism and diarrheal episodes among school children resulting in improvement of their learning performance and ultimately long term economic prosperity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Diarrheal Episodes Behavioral: Planet Water Foundation's Program

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Assessing the Health Impact of Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education in the Developing World
Study Start Date : June 2013
Primary Completion Date : May 2014
Study Completion Date : May 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Drinking Water
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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
Control schools were included if they did not have any ongoing water and sanitation hygiene initiative.
Experimental: Planet Water Program Intervention
School were included that were receiving the Planet Water Foundation's Program (PWP) providing a school-based program focusing on three components: (a) access to safe water, (b) access to hand washing facilities, and (c) access to water-health and hygiene education. Children will have access to safe water in the schools provided through the use of an AquaTower, and a 4 week educational program.
Behavioral: Planet Water Foundation's Program
Planet Water Foundation's Program (PWP) provides a school-based program with an aim to improve health outcomes in children using three components: (a) access to safe water, (b) access to hand washing facilities, and (c) access to water-health and hygiene education. As part of the PWP, access to safe water is provided through the use of an AquaTower, which incorporates an Ultra Filtration (UF) system. WASH messaging is also posted around the AquaTower as derived from PWP's school-based four week Water-Health & Hygiene education program.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. School absence due to diarrheal episodes [ Time Frame: Month 4 ]
  2. Incidence of influenza or other respiratory illnesses [ Time Frame: Month 4 ]
  3. Number diarrheal episodes [ Time Frame: Month 4 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline children's WASH knowledge, attitudes, and practices at 4 months [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 4 ]
  2. Average academic score [ Time Frame: Year 1 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children 6 to 12 years of age
  • Caregivers among the of the participating children in non-residential schools
  • Teachers of the children included in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

• Consent is not given


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02015325


Locations
India
BAIF Development Research Foundation
Pune, India, 411058
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ashish Joshi, MD, PhD, MPH University of Nebraska

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Responsible Party: Ashish Joshi, MD, Director and Assistant Professor, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02015325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 266-13
First Posted: December 19, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018

Keywords provided by Ashish Joshi, MD, University of Nebraska:
Water
Sanitation
Hygiene
Education
Evaluation