Parental Education on Passive Smoke Exposure and Respiratory Diseases in Infants
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Parental smoking is associated with increased frequency of respiratory diseases including hospitalizations in infants.
Study hypothesis: Parental education regarding the association between parental smoking and respiratory diseases in the infant, and guidance on ways to decrease smoke exposure by the infant, provided shortly after the infant is born, will decrease infants' morbidity.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
- The number of episodes of cough/wheeze/asthma/bronchitis during the first 3 months and 1 year. [ Time Frame: 3 months and 1 year ]
- The number of ED visits and hospitalizations for respiratory diseases in the first 3 months and 1 year [ Time Frame: 3 months and 1 year ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: non-smoking|
|No Intervention: smoking parents A|
Experimental: smoking parents B
Parents will be educated on the hazards of passive smoke exposure and ways to reduce it
Smoking parents will receive education on the association between parental smoking and respiratory morbidity in the infant. They will also be offered ways to reduce smoke exposure of their infants.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00757224
|Asaf Harofeh Medical Center|
|Zerifin, Israel, 70300|