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Mind Body Therapy During Geriatric Rehabilitation

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier:
First received: February 23, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2010
History: No changes posted
The main goal of geriatric rehabilitation following an acute illness is rapid restoration of normal activity. The key elements are pain control, restoration of bowel functions, good sleep quality, appetite and general well-being, as well as return to pre illness physical capabilities. Emphasis has recently been placed on finding innovative multi-disciplinary methods that can improve the care of elderly people who had suffered an acute illness. The aim of this prospective study is to assess the effect of mind-body therapy(including guided imagery, relaxation techniques, mediation and touch therapy) as as an adjunct to medical and physical rehabilitation in geriatric patients.

Condition Intervention
Patients Who Are in Need of Short or Long Term Rehabilitation Due to Neurological Event (Mainly Stroke) or Post Orthopedic Surgery
Behavioral: mind body therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • effect on quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • effect of treatment on rehabilitation [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: mind body intervention group Behavioral: mind body therapy
mind-body therapy includes guided imagery, relaxation techniques, mediation and touch therapy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Inpatients,age 18 and above.
  2. Getting standard rehabilitation therapy
  3. Can fill an informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Medically unstable patients (uncontrolled heart failure,rapid AF, severe infection, constant need of oxygen therapy).
  2. Demented patients who are unable to fill an informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01074788

Tel Aviv Medical Center; ,
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yaffa Lerman and Shahar Lev-Ari, Tasmc Identifier: NCT01074788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: tasmc-09-yl-0488  tasmc0488-09 
Study First Received: February 23, 2010
Last Updated: February 23, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
mind body therapy
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