The Relationship Between Pet Therapy and "Well-being" in Geriatric Rehabilitation In-patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2011 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : November 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
In -patients in a geriatric rehabilitation unit, will participate in structured therapy with guinea-pigs on the assumption that the therapy will reduce anxiety and improve the outcome of their rehabilitation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cerebrovascular Accident Hip Fracture Behavioral: care of guinea pigs Behavioral: guinea pigs Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Measurement of anxiety before and after pet therapy using standardized questionaire.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Relationship Between Pet Therapy and "Well Being" in Geriatric Rehabilitation In-patients
Study Start Date : November 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
care of guinea pigs
Each patient serves as own control receiving "pet therapy "and "usual" occupational therapy on alternate days.
Behavioral: care of guinea pigs
twice weekly sessions of care with guinea pigs

Behavioral: guinea pigs
twice weekly pet therapy and twice weekly "usual " occupational therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The relationship between pet-therapy and "well-being"among geriatric rehabilitation in-patients [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
    use of validated questionaires to measure mood,anxiety and quality of life before and after the pet therapy

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. anxiety score [ Time Frame: two weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

willingness to touch the pets,-

Exclusion Criteria:

blindness,deafness,aphasia, lack of knowledge of hebrew language,allergy or phobia to animals.MMSE less than 21,duration of admission lessthan two weeks.-

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01234844

Geriatric Department ,Meir Hospital
Kfar Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Devorah T Spiegel, MB.ChB Meir hospital

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01234844     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT01233466
Other Study ID Numbers: MMC10157-2010CTIL
First Posted: November 4, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hip Fractures
Femoral Fractures
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases