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The Role of Mind Body Therapy in Geriatric Rehabilitation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2010 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 27, 2010
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2010
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

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: 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)

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


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

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 ( Other Identifier: tel-aviv medical center )
First Submitted: January 26, 2010
First Posted: January 27, 2010
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

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