Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Minority Families

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00014807
First received: April 11, 2001
Last updated: September 1, 2006
Last verified: September 2006
  Purpose

This is a community-based participatory research program focusing on pesticide contamination in migrant farmworker families.


Condition Intervention
Disorders of Environmental Origin
Behavioral: Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Minority Families

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Minority Families

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: July 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005
Detailed Description:

This is a continuation of a community-based participatory research program focusing on pesticide contamination in migrant farmworker communities. Oregon Health Sciences University's Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology and the Oregon Child Development Coalition propose to extend the participatory research model that has been developed to increase community capacity and to build knowledge on the nature and extent of childhood exposures to pesticides and resulting health effects. The project includes involvement from representatives of academic institutions, child and family educational, health, and social services, and the agricultural community. We propose to extend our program of research beyond the state of Oregon to accomplish the following specific aims:

  1. Develop and validate a pathway model of organophosphate pesticide exposure for children residing near tree fruit orchards,
  2. Conduct a longitudinal investigation of pesticide residue analysis, work practices, home characteristics and biological markers of exposure in migrant families residing in multiple homes and communities throughout a year,
  3. Evaluate specific neurobehavioral outcomes in Latino children who speak Spanish and indigenous languages, living in homes with measured pesticide residues and in children living in homes with minimal measurable pesticide residues, and
  4. Assess effectiveness of accepted methods of intervention including health education and environmental exposure reduction on changing behavior and reducing pesticide exposure in the migrant agricultural community.

The project also includes mechanisms to strengthen and expand the partnerships among migrant farmworker communities to increase the capacity of the community to address issues of environmental exposures and health. Training opportunities are provided for youth from the Latino farmworker community in environmental issues in affected communities. In addition to measuring the outcome of our research interventions in modifying exposures to pesticides and resulting health effects we have incorporated a comprehensive evaluation plan including measures to document increased research capacity in the community, leveraging by obtaining additional funding for further efforts, sustainability, culturally appropriate tools, policy or systems change, and impact on the field.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Working in agriculture.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00014807

Locations
United States, Oregon
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00014807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8707-CP-001
Study First Received: April 11, 2001
Last Updated: September 1, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):
Pesticide exposure
Organophosphate
Biomarkers of exposure
Poisoning
Occupational Health

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014