Effect of Health Education on Water Handling Practices in Rural Pondicherry
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01837836|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2013 by Arun Ghorpade, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 23, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 23, 2013
The purpose of this study is to assess the drinking water handling practices at household level and to determine the effect of health education on the drinking water handling. Participants from study villages, mainly homemakers, school children and water tank operators who are willing to participate, will be targeted.
Baseline assessment of household practices related to water will be done. Followed by a health education regarding the healthy practices will be given to them. Practice of household water chlorination will be promoted. The healthy behavior will be reinforced through reminders and community activities of self help groups for one year.
The study participants will be benefited from survey in terms of
- Improved knowledge and practices of drinking water handling
- Risk reduction of water borne illness to family members
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Drinking Water Handling Practice Knowledge of Water Borne Diseases Bacteriological Quality of Water||Behavioral: Health education||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||980 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effect of Health Education on Water Handling Practices in Rural Pondicherry|
|Study Start Date :||April 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2014|
Experimental: Health education
The arm includes all the villages under study. Health education will be provided targeting following groups: 1. Home makers 2. School children 3. Water tank operators.
Behavioral: Health education
Health education will include 1. Importance and demonstration of hygienic practices for safe drinking water 2. Promotion of water purification 3. Capacity building of community for safe water availability.
- Number of subjects following hygienic drinking water handling practices [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ]
- Number of subjects with improved knowledge and practices related to water borne illnesses [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ]
- Number of household drinking water samples with improved bacteriological quality [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed at baseline and after one year of health education intervention. ]
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|Contact: Arun G Ghorpade, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital|
|Pondicherry, India, 605107|
|Contact: Arun G Ghorpade, MD 919244402234 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Arun G Ghorpade, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Arun G Ghorpade, MD||Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry|