The Role of Mind Body Therapy in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
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
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Supportive Care|
- Well-being: Short Form-36 (SF-36), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
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