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Evaluation of a Handwashing Promotion Program in Three Countries

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01043809
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 7, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Procter and Gamble
Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Project HOPE
Field Epidemiology Training Program Alumni Foundation, Inc.
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess whether simple, school-based handwashing promotion impacts health and hygiene knowledge among students and their families.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Infectious Disease Respiratory Illness Absenteeism Behavioral: Procter & Gamble school-based handwashing promotion program Behavioral: expanded school-based handwashing promotion

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of a School-based Handwashing Promotion Program in Three Countries
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Study Completion Date : June 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
Randomly selected schools will not receive handwashing intervention
Experimental: 2
Randomly selected schools will get standard commercial school-based handwashing promotion
Behavioral: Procter & Gamble school-based handwashing promotion program
Handwashing promotion lesson and materials targeting first grade students
Experimental: 3
Randomly selected schools will receive standard commercial school-based handwashing promotion program, plus an added level of handwashing promotion (varies by country)
Behavioral: expanded school-based handwashing promotion
Procter & Gamble's standard school-based handwashing promotion education and materials targeting first grade students, plus a program enhancement. In China, enhancement consists of a supply of soap for school sinks. In Pakistan, enhancement consists of soap for school sinks, plus enlistment of a peer hygiene champion in each first grade class. In the Philippines, enhancement consists of enlistment of a peer hygiene champion in each first grade class.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. student school absences / 100 student-weeks of observation [ Time Frame: one semester ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Student absences due to respiratory illness / 100 student-weeks of observation [ Time Frame: one semester ]
  2. student absences due to infectious syndromes / 100 student-weeks of observation [ Time Frame: one semester ]
  3. longitudinal prevalence of infectious syndromes among students' family members [ Time Frame: one semester ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 19 students per first grade class

    • Piped water tap available to every 30 first grade students for handwashing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Compulsory handwashing or distribution of hand wipes before school lunch
  • Commercial handwashing promotion at school during previous 5 years

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Locations
China, Zhejiang
Zhejiang Province CDC
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Pakistan
Project HOPE
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Philippines
FETPAFI
Manila, Philippines
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Procter and Gamble
Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Project HOPE
Field Epidemiology Training Program Alumni Foundation, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anna Bowen, MD, MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Responsible Party: Anna Bowen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01043809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCEZID-5281
First Posted: January 7, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
schools
handwashing
prevention and control
communicable diseases
absenteeism

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Infection