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Indoor Air Quality and Infectious Aerosols in Health Care Facilities

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 10, 2011
Last updated: January 21, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

Outbreaks of emerging and re-remerging infectious diseases are frequently reported internationally in recent years, mainly due to global climate change, close human-livestock contact in developing countries, and globalization. Thus prevention, monitoring and control of infectious diseases are in urgent need to protect public health. High exposure risk to various infectious agents in health care facilities is of special concern, especially to airborne and droplet-borne respiratory diseases. To protect the health of public and health care workers the investigators will conduct a study to monitor indoor air quality and essential infectious aerosols in hospital(s).

A questionnaire survey will be used to evaluate the relationships between employees' health and measured indoor environmental factors. The investigators will also examine whether the current indoor air quality recommendation of their country can reasonably reduce the risk of hospital infection. In addition, simple infectious aerosol indices will be established for future environmental management and monitoring in health care facilities.

Indoor Air Quality
Infectious Aerosols

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Indoor Air Quality and Infectious Aerosols in Health Care Facilities

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

people who work in Health Care Facilities


Inclusion Criteria:

  • people who work in Health Care Facilities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01275326

Taipei Medical University
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Principal Investigator: Hsing Chao Taipei Medical University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hsing Chao, School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University Identifier: NCT01275326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99060
Study First Received: January 10, 2011
Last Updated: January 21, 2011
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
Indoor Air Quality
Infectious Aerosols

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
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