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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2013 by Ashish Joshi, MD, University of Nebraska.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02015325
First Posted: December 19, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 19, 2013
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Collaborators:
Planet Water Foundation
BAIF Development Research Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ashish Joshi, MD, University of Nebraska
  Purpose
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 Intervention
Diarrheal Episodes Behavioral: Planet Water Foundation's Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Ashish Joshi, MD, University of Nebraska:

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

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

Estimated Enrollment: 828
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.

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  Eligibility

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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

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


Contacts
Contact: Shriniwas Indapurkar 012025231662 shriniwasindra@rediffmail.com

Locations
India
BAIF Development Research Foundation Recruiting
Pune, India, 411058
Contact: Manibhai Desai Nagar    912025231661    baif@baif.org.in   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Planet Water Foundation
BAIF Development Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ashish Joshi, MD, PhD, MPH University of Nebraska
  More Information

Publications:
United Nations (UN). The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013. New York: United Nation, 2013.
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Kohlberg, L. Stage and sequence: The cognitive-developmental approach to socialization. New York: Rand McNally 1969: 347-480.
McCulloch, C. E., Searle, S. R., & Neuhaus, J. M.. Generalized, linear, and mixed models. New York: John Wiley & Sons 2008.
Raudenbush, S. W. Bryk, A. S. Hierarchical linear models: Applications and data analysis methods. 2nd edition. Newbury Park, CA: Sage 2002.
McCulloch, C. E., & Searle, S. R. Generalized, linear, and mixed models. New York: John Wiley & Sons 2001.
Liang, K. Y., & Zeger, S. L. Longitudinal data analysis using generalized linear models. Biometrika 1986; 73:13-22.

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: IEC-BAIF/001
First Submitted: December 9, 2013
First Posted: December 19, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 19, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

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