Evaluating a Latrine Use Intervention in Odisha, India
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03274245|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 18, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Latrine Usage||Behavioral: Intervention Package Other: Qualitative Research||Not Applicable|
The objective of this research is to evaluate an intervention focused on increasing latrine use in rural Odisha India. The present study builds off of previous research, which resulted in the design of an intervention to increase latrine use. This research evaluates the intervention designed to determine if significant increases in latrine use are observed among those who received the intervention compared to those that did not. Qualitative research will supplement trial data collection to help explain findings and understand perceptions of the intervention.
For trial data collection, household members will be engaged in a survey that asks questions about the household, the latrine use practices of their family members, and may include additional questions about social norms attitudes, and other factors influencing latrine use.
Investigators will carry out two discrete qualitative research activities both digitally recorded: in depth interviews (IDIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs). Topics to be covered during the qualitative research include: perceptions of the intervention, reasons for using/not using latrines, motivations for sanitation behaviors.
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate a multi-level, theoretically informed intervention designed to increase latrine use for defecation among all members of households that currently own a latrine.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||11722 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Implementing and Evaluating a Multi-Level Intervention to Increase Latrine Use and Safe Feces Disposal Among Latrine Owning Households in Rural Puri District, Odisha, India|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 30, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 18, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 13, 2019|
Experimental: Latrine Use
Men and women in villages randomized to the latrine use arm will receive the intervention package that includes activities at the community and household levels, with additional activities and hardware for mothers of children under five.
Behavioral: Intervention Package
No Intervention: Control Group
Men and women in villages randomized to the control group will not receive an intervention.
Experimental: Qualitative Research Group
Six villages unassociated with the randomized villages will engage in qualitative research. Three villages will receive the intervention. Three villages will not receive the intervention.
Behavioral: Intervention Package
Other: Qualitative Research
For villages receiving the intervention package, investigators will engage community members through qualitative interviews to gain their perception of the intervention, what they thought of the intervention activities, what information they recall, what aspects they enjoyed or disliked, if they had barriers to attendance or participation.
For the three villages not receiving the intervention, investigators will conduct qualitative interviews to determine additional barriers and determinants of latrine use to identify other potential intervention strategies.
- Change in Latrine Usage Rate [ Time Frame: Baseline, Post-Intervention (Up to 1 Year) ]Latrine usage will be assessed via in-depth interviews conducted between the study team and participants. Responses to interview questions will be aggregated and categorized by common themes, and analyzed qualitatively.
- Change in Number of Toilets [ Time Frame: Baseline, Post-Intervention (Up to 1 Year) ]The number of toilets in the community/village will be collected at baseline and post-intervention.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03274245
|Xavier Institute of Management|
|Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India|
|Principal Investigator:||Bethany Caruso, PhD||Emory University|