Women and Children as the Focus for Control of Schistosomiasis Infections in the Irrigations Area of Burkina Faso

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00463528
First received: April 19, 2007
Last updated: July 2, 2007
Last verified: July 2007
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the extent of schistosomasis infections in women and children, their daily activites that encumber contact with water and their knowledge and attitudes towards the prevention of schistosomiasis.

The hypothesis that will be explored is that women and children spent more time with agricultural and household activities which bring them in contact with water and therefore give them an increased risk of being infected by schistosoma. Prevention and control of schistosomiasis has to be focusing on women and children.


Condition
Schistosomiasis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Women and Childres at the Focal Point for the Schistosomiasis Control and Sustainability and Effectiveness in the Hydro Agricultural Zone of Sourou, Burkina Faso

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Further study details as provided by DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development:

Enrollment: 360
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Detailed Description:

The study will be carried out in and irrigation area of Burkina Faso where people relay on water. The study applies several methodes;

  1. Parasitological survey: From thre villages 200 women and children are randomly sampled to have their urin and stool examined for parasittes.
  2. Observations: At each village sites at the irrigation canals where people meet and have their activities observations of the kind and the duration of watercontact will be observed.
  3. Focus group interview: In each village 5 focus group interviews will be conducted with 6 to 12 participants in each group
  4. Individual interviews: for the participant in the focus group interview a total of 45 participants will be selected for indept individual interviews
  5. Questionnaire: a total of 360 questionnairs will be distributed to participants in the parasitological survey, the focus group interviews and to participants who did not participate in any of the above mentioned.

Participants will be women and children from the three villages.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Women and children from three villages

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00463528

Sponsors and Collaborators
DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jean N Poda, Ph.d.,M.Sc. Institute of Health Sciences Research, Burkina Faso
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00463528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SRP-BF-JNP-05
Study First Received: April 19, 2007
Last Updated: July 2, 2007
Health Authority: Burkina Faso: Ministry for Higher Education and Research

Keywords provided by DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development:
schistosomiasis
gender perspectives

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schistosomiasis
Trematode Infections
Helminthiasis
Parasitic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 27, 2014