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Jerusalem Handwashing Study (JHS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Ministry of Health, Israel
Hadassah Medical Organization
Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research
Ministry of Education, Israel
Municipality of Jerusalem, Israel
Information provided by:
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00610376
First received: January 27, 2008
Last updated: February 7, 2008
Last verified: January 2008

January 27, 2008
February 7, 2008
September 2000
December 2001   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Illness absenteeism [ Time Frame: Each school day during study period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00610376 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Handwashing behavior [ Time Frame: Observational visits in classrooms (3-4) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Jerusalem Handwashing Study
A Controlled Trial to Assess the Effect of a Health Promotion Intervention on Hygiene Behavior and Illness Absenteeism in Jerusalem Preschools

The primary objective of this preschool intervention trial was to determine whether a hygiene program can promote handwashing and thereby reduce illness absenteeism.

Please see citations of published reports.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Illness Absenteeism
  • Handwashing Behavior
  • Behavioral: Preschool handwashing intervention program
    This preschool-based intervention program used a multi-pronged approach that included elements aimed at preschool staff, children, and school nurses, as well as hygienic changes to the classroom environment.
  • Behavioral: Home component intervention
    The home component was intended to reinforce handwashing practices through education in the home. It consisted of a video, a magnet, and a card.
  • Experimental: 1A
    Preschools randomized to this group received a multicomponent intervention to improve handwashing behavior of the children. Children within the preschool intervention group were individually randomized to a home intervention or a home control intervention program. The children in this arm received the home intervention component.
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Preschool handwashing intervention program
    • Behavioral: Home component intervention
  • No Intervention: 2
    This group did not receive any special treatment during the study, but did receive the intervention at the close of the study
    Intervention: Behavioral: Preschool handwashing intervention program
  • Experimental: 1B
    Preschools randomized to this group received a multicomponent intervention to improve handwashing behavior of the children. Children within the preschool intervention group were individually randomized to a home intervention or a home control intervention program. The children in this arm received the home control component.
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Preschool handwashing intervention program
    • Behavioral: Home component intervention

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
1029
December 2001
December 2001   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Preschool teachers of 3- and 4-year-old children in the state-run public system of the Jerusalem region, who were recommended by their supervisors as being likely to comply with the protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exposure to project during testing phase (N=1 preschool), preschool which included new Ethiopian immigrants who were unlikely to have phones or speak Hebrew (N=1 preschool)
  • Project staff knew teachers personally and thought they would not comply with protocol (N=2 teachers).
Both
3 Years to 4 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Israel
 
NCT00610376
JHS1, NIHP Doctoral Stipend [m-2-02]
No
Laura (Leah) Rosen, Hebrew University, Israel (at the time of conduct of the trial)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Ministry of Health, Israel
  • Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research
  • Ministry of Education, Israel
  • Municipality of Jerusalem, Israel
Principal Investigator: Laura J Rosen, PhD Hebrew University (at time of study)
Principal Investigator: David M Zucker, PhD Hebrew University
Principal Investigator: Orly Manor, PhD Hebrew University
Principal Investigator: Dan Engelhard, MD Hadassah Hebrew Univeristy Hospital
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
January 2008

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