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Effect of a Combined Use of Mosquito Repellent and Insecticide Treated Net on Malaria in Ethiopia

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01160809
First Posted: July 12, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 12, 2010
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Collaborators:
Addis Ababa University
Columbia University
Coalition Against Malaria in Ethiopia
Information provided by:
Malaria Consortium, Ethiopia
July 8, 2010
July 12, 2010
July 12, 2010
September 2008
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Malaria parasite (P. falciparum and/or P. vivax)through microscopic detection
The objective of the study is to investigate the impact of a combined use of mosquito repellent and LLINs in reducing malaria. The primary outcome of the study is detection of malaria parasites (P. falciparum and/or P. vivax) through examination of microscopic blood slides collected from finger-pricks.
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Household ownership and utilization of LLINs
Owneship and utilization of LLINs by household members during the night before the baseline survey
Same as current
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Effect of a Combined Use of Mosquito Repellent and Insecticide Treated Net on Malaria in Ethiopia
Effect of a Combined Use of Mosquito Repellent and Insecticide Treated Net on Malaria in Southern Ethiopia: a Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial
The combined use of a mosquito repellent and long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) by household members would result in a 40% reduction in malaria prevalence compared with households that only use LLINs.
It has been recognized that the use of malaria preventive measures in combination with LLINs could improve the effectiveness of nets in preventing the disease. This study examined the effect of a combined use of mosquito repellent (i.e., Buzz Off) and LLINs on malaria prevalence in an area of unstable and seasonal malaria transmission.
Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Malaria
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets
Other: Mosquito repellent
Mosquito repellent (Buzz Off jelly) every evening applied to face, neck, hands and legs
Experimental: Mosquito repellent and LLINs group vs. LLINs group only
This study is based on two population groups: 1) a group of households that use LLINs alone (control) and 2) a group of households that use both mosquito repellent and LLINs (repellent group).
Intervention: Other: Mosquito repellent
Deressa W, Yihdego YY, Kebede Z, Batisso E, Tekalegne A, Dagne GA. Effect of combining mosquito repellent and insecticide treated net on malaria prevalence in Southern Ethiopia: a cluster-randomised trial. Parasit Vectors. 2014 Mar 28;7:132. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-132.

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Completed
6082
January 2009
December 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All volunteer household members

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infants less than two months
  • Not in the study area
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Ethiopia
 
 
NCT01160809
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No
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Dr. Wakgari Deressa, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Malaria Consortium, Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Columbia University
  • Coalition Against Malaria in Ethiopia
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Malaria Consortium, Ethiopia
July 2010

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