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dc.contributor.authorNafees, Asaad Ahmeden_UK
dc.contributor.authorDe Matteis, Saraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKadir, Muhammad Masooden_UK
dc.contributor.authorBurney, Peteren_UK
dc.contributor.authorCoggon, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorSemple, Seanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCullinan, Paulen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-14T01:01:46Z-
dc.date.available2020-01-14T01:01:46Z-
dc.date.issued2019en_UK
dc.identifier.other722en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30614-
dc.description.abstractBackground In the Pakistani textile industry the prevalence of workplace respiratory illnesses, including byssinosis, is high. The MultiTex RCT study aims to determine the effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention package in reducing dust levels in cotton mills, decreasing the frequency of respiratory symptoms among cotton textile workers, and improving their lung function. Methods/design We will conduct a cluster-randomized controlled trial at 28 textile mills in Karachi. The intervention will comprise: training in occupational health for all workers and managers reinforced by regular refresher sessions; the formation of workplace committees to draw up, agree and promote a health and safety plan that includes wet mopping, safe disposal of cotton dust, and the use of simple face-masks, as well as further publicity about the risks from cotton dust; and provision of adequate supplies of face-masks to support the health and safety plan. Participating mills will be randomized to intervention and control arms following a baseline survey. The impact of the intervention will be determined through follow-up surveys conducted at 3, 12 and 18 months. Data collection in the surveys will include spirometry, questionnaire-based interviews and cotton-dust measurements. Discussion If successful, the study may pave the way for simple, low-cost interventions that can help reduce cotton-dust levels in textile mills, and improve the respiratory health of textile workers in developing countries such as Pakistan.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherBMCen_UK
dc.relationNafees AA, De Matteis S, Kadir MM, Burney P, Coggon D, Semple S & Cullinan P (2019) MultiTex RCT - a multifaceted intervention package for protection against cotton dust exposure among textile workers - a cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan: study protocol. Trials, 20, Art. No.: 722. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3743-3en_UK
dc.rightsThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectRandomized controlled trialen_UK
dc.subjectTextile industryen_UK
dc.subjectCotton fiberen_UK
dc.subjectByssinosisen_UK
dc.titleMultiTex RCT - a multifaceted intervention package for protection against cotton dust exposure among textile workers - a cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan: study protocolen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13063-019-3743-3en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid31842937en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleTrialsen_UK
dc.citation.issn1745-6215en_UK
dc.citation.volume20en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderThe Wellcome Trusten_UK
dc.citation.date16/12/2019en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAga Khan Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationImperial College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAga Khan Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationImperial College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Southamptonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationImperial College Londonen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000506887300001en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85076678662en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1499416en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-0462-7295en_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-09-23en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-01-13en_UK
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