Indoor Air Quality and Infectious Aerosols in Health Care Facilities
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01275326|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 24, 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.
|Condition or disease|
|Indoor Air Quality Infectious Aerosols|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Official Title:||Indoor Air Quality and Infectious Aerosols in Health Care Facilities|
|Study Start Date :||April 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01275326
|Taipei Medical University|
|Principal Investigator:||Hsing Chao||Taipei Medical University|