Consequences of Intensified Handwash and Hand Disinfection Among Children During the COVID19 Pandemic
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
Read our disclaimer for details.
During the COVID-19 pandemic after reopening of the country, school, kindergarten and daycare, children have been obligated to do frequent handwash. The study group wished to investigate whether this has had implications on symptoms of dry, red, itchy or sore hands and hand eczema. The investigation was performed within the first and second week after reopening by questionnaires distributed to parents electronically via schools, kindergartens and daycare facilities electronic platforms.
Condition or disease
Hand EczemaHand DermatitisCovid19
During the COVID-19 pandemic Denmark closed down, including schools, kindergartens and daycare. After reopening of the country 5 weeks later obligatory frequent handwash was a requirement from the government and routines has been implemented at all reopened schools, kindergartens and daycare. The study group wished to investigate whether this has had implications on symptoms of dry, red, itchy or sore hands and hand eczema. Also the study group wished to investigate if frequency or use of hand disinfection mattered. The investigation was performed within the first and second week after reopening by questionnaires distributed to parents electronically via schools, kindergartens and daycare electronic platforms. The questionnaire included 20 questions on demographics, frequency of hand wash and use of disinfectants, current and previous symptoms of eczema, atopic dermatitis and dispositions.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 13 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Children i Hjoerring, Aalborg, Rebild or Skanderborg municipaility
All children returned to daycare, kindergarten or school after covid19 close down of the country