Using Behaviour Change Messaging to Improve Communal Toilets in Dhaka, Bangladesh (WSUP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02324075|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 24, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2016
- Burden: In low income neighborhoods in Dhaka many households share toilets which are often unsanitary and their discharge contaminates the community.
- Knowledge gap: Behavior change messages have the potential to make people concerned about maintaining shared toilets quality, cleanliness and safety of the facility. There are many contributors to poor sanitation in low income neighborhoods in Dhaka but it's not clear that the situation can be improved with behavior change or even which specific messages to target.
- Relevance: Water Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is a nongovernmental organization working to improve shared sanitation facilities in Dhaka. They are interested in developing and evaluating a behavior change program to improve shared sanitation in Dhaka and to generate lessons that would be relevant for other low income urban settings globally.
Hypothesis: A behavior change communication intervention can improve the quality and cleanliness of sanitation services available to low-income residents of Dhaka.
- To deliver behavior change messages (which target key behaviors influencing the quality and cleanliness of shared sanitation facilities) to randomly selected low-income communities in Dhaka.
- To evaluate the effectiveness of a behavior change communication intervention designed to change targeted behaviors related to the quality and cleanliness of shared sanitation facilities.
Local non-governmental organizations will deliver the intervention (behavior change communication package) in randomly selected communities. For this study the investigators will assess the impact of this intervention on the targeted behaviors using follow-up surveys and spot checks.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diarrhea||Behavioral: Behavior change||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||4200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Using Behaviour Change Messaging to Improve Communal Toilets in Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|Study Start Date :||December 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2015|
Experimental: Behavior change
Behavior change messaging with facilitating hardware
Behavioral: Behavior change
Non governmental organization delivers communication intervention with facilitating hardware, a waste bin and bucket
No Intervention: Control Arm
Standard habits and practices
- Presence of visible feces inside the pan in the shared latrine [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months post intervention ]Observer in unannounced visit assesses if feces is inside the pan and estimates quantity
- Presence of visible feces outside the pan in the shared latrine [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months post intervention ]Observer in unannounced visit assesses if feces is outside the pan and estimates quantity
- Visible feces on the path leading up to the latrine [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months post intervention ]Observer in unannounced visit assesses if feces is visible on path leading up to the latrine
- Visible feces near the latrine but not on the path [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months post intervention ]Observer in unannounced visit assesses if feces is visible near the latrine
- Functional latrine [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months post intervention ]Is the latrine operational at the time of the unannounced visit?
- Latrine cleanliness [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months post intervention ]8 item checklist for observer to assess cleanliness
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02324075
|Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1000|
|Principal Investigator:||STEPHEN P LUBY, M.D.||Stanford University|