The Role of Mind Body Therapy in Geriatric Rehabilitation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2010 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01057056
First received: January 26, 2010
Last updated: February 4, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

Background: The main goal of geriatric rehabilitation reconditioning following an acute illness is rapid restoration of normal activity. Key elements are pain control, restoration of bowel functions, sleep, appetite and general well-being, along side the physical activity.

Objective: To assess the effect of mind-body intervention as an adjunct to medical and physical rehabilitation in geriatric patients.

Design: Prospective study Setting: University affiliated large city general hospital


Condition Intervention Phase
Elderly
Treatment
Other: mind-body intervention
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Well-being: Short Form-36 (SF-36), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Study Start Date: January 2010
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: control group
control group - receiving standard treatment
Other: mind-body intervention
multi-disciplinary mind-body intervention including: breathing techniques, guided imagery, meditation, touch therapy

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suitable candidates had to be aged 18 years or older
  • treated in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Department in the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (TASMC) and
  • were willing and able to complete the study protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe unstable chronic illness (e.g., congestive heart failure, chronic renal failure, cancer).
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Responsible Party: Dr. Yaffa Lerman, Director ,Geriatrics Division. Dr Shahar Lev-ari, Acting manager; complementary medicine unit, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01057056     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-09-YL-0488-CTIL, 0488-09-TLV
Study First Received: January 26, 2010
Last Updated: February 4, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
patients in a sub-acute geriatric rehabilitation department

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014