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Health Impact Study of Aquatabs in Tamale, Ghana

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00252928
First Posted: November 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2007
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Collaborators:
Medentech
Emory University Center for Global Safe Water
NewEnergy
University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Purpose
The purpose of this study to determine whether Aquatabs, a water treatment tablet, reduces diarrheal diseases in a peri-urban population of Tamale, Ghana.

Condition Intervention
Diarrhea Other: Sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) tablets Other: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Health Impact Study of a Water Treatment Tablet, Aquatabs, in Tamale, Ghana

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Measure the impact of Aquatabs on diarrhea among persons in households in Tamale, Ghana. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the microbiological quality of household water among persons living in Tamale, Ghana. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Determine the acceptability of Aquatabs. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: A
Placebo group does not receive Aquatabs.
Other: Placebo
Placebo
Experimental: B
Intervention arms receives Aquatabs.
Other: Sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) tablets
Intervention arm receives NaDCC tablets to use for to disinfect their household water for use for 20L of water. Ideally, disinfection occurs every day.
Other Name: Aquatabs

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Households with at least one child under 5 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00252928


Locations
United States, Georgia
Emory University Center for Global Safe Water
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Ghana
NewEnergy
Tamale, Ghana
University of Development Studies
Tamale, Ghana
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medentech
Emory University Center for Global Safe Water
NewEnergy
University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Seema Jain, MD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Robert Quick, MD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00252928     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCID-4730
First Submitted: November 10, 2005
First Posted: November 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
sodium dichloroisocyanurate
water purification
disinfection
Ghana

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diarrhea
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Troclosene
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiviral Agents
Disinfectants