|- candidate number||3999|
|- NTR Number||NTR1452|
|- ISRCTN||ISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd|
|- Date ISRCTN created|
|- date ISRCTN requested|
|- Date Registered NTR||17-sep-2008|
|- Secondary IDs||07-4-012 MEC AzM|
|- Public Title||Hands Study|
|- Scientific Title||The role of the hands in the spread of Staphylococcus aureus in Long Term Care Facilities|
|- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied||Staphylococcus aureus, Health care workers, Transmission, Hands|
|- Inclusion criteria||1. Healthcare workers within the the nursinghome |
2. Mentally capable Nursinghome residents.
3. Informed consent is needed to participate in the study
|- Exclusion criteria||1. Mentally incapable nursing home residents.|
|- mec approval received||yes|
|- multicenter trial||no|
|- planned startdate ||29-sep-2008|
|- planned closingdate||13-nov-2008|
|- Target number of participants||160|
|- Interventions||None: The study design is a prospective cohort study (observational study).|
|- Primary outcome||- Incidence of Stapylococcus aureus in the nose and on the hands among health care workers and residents of LTCF (Long Term Care Facilities).|
|- Secondary outcome||1. What is the extent of the spraed of Stapylococcus aureus between residents and health care workers and visa versa?|
2. What are hand hygiene practices among health care workers and nursing home residents within the nursing home?
3. What are the social contact networks among and between nursing home residents and health care workers and what is the role in transmission of Stapylococcus aureus.
|- Timepoints||The first measurement is in week 40|
The second measurement is in week 41
The third measurement is in week 46
|- Trial web site||N/A|
|- status||open: patient inclusion|
|- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES||Sociaal verpleegkundige Elleke Leclercq|
|- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES||Sociaal verpleegkundige Elleke Leclercq|
|- Sponsor/Initiator ||Public Health Service South Limburg|
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
|Public Health Service South Limburg|
|- Brief summary||The study aim is to investigate the spread of Staphylococcus aureus in
a Long Term Care facility. This study will reveal carriage and incidence
of colonization with Staphylococcus aureus among Health care workers and
Nursing Home Residents, which illustrates spread and transmission of
this pathogen. Moreover, the role of social networks and the role of the
hands in transmission of Staphylococcus aureus will be clearer.
Analyzing the amount and intensity of social contacts among nursing home
residents and health care workers, the incidence of Staphylococcus
Aureus and observing hand hygiene practices will yield results that
contribute to the generation of novel prevention strategies.
The study design is a prospective cohort study (observational study).
|- Main changes (audit trail)|
|- RECORD||17-sep-2008 - 8-okt-2008|