Evaluation of a Handwashing Promotion Program in Three Countries

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Procter and Gamble
Zhejiang Province Centers 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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01043809
First received: January 6, 2010
Last updated: February 5, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  Purpose

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 Intervention
Infectious Disease
Respiratory Illness
Absenteeism
Behavioral: Procter & Gamble school-based handwashing promotion program
Behavioral: expanded school-based handwashing promotion

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of a School-based Handwashing Promotion Program in Three Countries

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • student school absences / 100 student-weeks of observation [ Time Frame: one semester ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Student absences due to respiratory illness / 100 student-weeks of observation [ Time Frame: one semester ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • student absences due to infectious syndromes / 100 student-weeks of observation [ Time Frame: one semester ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • longitudinal prevalence of infectious syndromes among students' family members [ Time Frame: one semester ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 15000
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01043809

Locations
China, Zhejiang
Zhejiang Province CDC
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Pakistan
Project HOPE
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Philippines
FETPAFI
Manila, Philippines
Sponsors and Collaborators
Procter and Gamble
Zhejiang Province Centers 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
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Anna Bowen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01043809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCEZID-5281
Study First Received: January 6, 2010
Last Updated: February 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Infection

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014