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Consequences of Intensified Handwash and Hand Disinfection Among Children During the COVID19 Pandemic

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04375410
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 5, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 1, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Aalborg University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tine Caroc Warner, Vendsyssel Hospital

Brief Summary:
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 Eczema Hand Dermatitis Covid19

Detailed Description:
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.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 6273 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Re-opening of the Country and Dermal Consequences of Mandatory Intensified Handwash and Hand Disinfection Among a Danish Pediatric Population During the COVID19 Pandemic
Actual Study Start Date : April 22, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 30, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : May 10, 2020

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dermal reaction to frequent hand wash and disinfection in children [ Time Frame: 9 days ]
    Dermal symptoms as a result of frequent hand wash and disinfection among children



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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children i Hjoerring, Aalborg, Rebild or Skanderborg municipaility
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All children returned to daycare, kindergarten or school after covid19 close down of the country

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Locations
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Denmark
Tine Caroc Warner
Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark, 9800
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vendsyssel Hospital
Aalborg University Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Soeren Haghstroem, M.D, PhD Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg University
Principal Investigator: Luise Borch, M.D, PhD Regional Hospital West Jutland, Herning
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Tine Caroc Warner, Principal investigator, Vendsyssel Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04375410    
Other Study ID Numbers: SH042020
First Posted: May 5, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 1, 2021
Last Verified: March 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Tine Caroc Warner, Vendsyssel Hospital:
Dermatitis
Hand wash
Hand disinfection
Children
Pediatric
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dermatitis
Skin Diseases