Inpatient Physical Activity Function Through Enhanced Participation Levels in Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02606006|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Removing from ClinicalTrials.gov as this is not really a clinical trial.)
First Posted : November 17, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 29, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stroke Parkinson's Disease Muscle Weakness||Behavioral: Canine Animal-Assisted Therapy Behavioral: Standard of Care Physical Therapy||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Inpatient Physical Activity Function Through Enhanced Participation Levels in Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs|
|Study Start Date :||November 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2018|
Active Comparator: Non-AAT Group
Inpatients in this group will receive 3-5 brief afternoon physical therapy sessions over 3-5 successive days. None of the sessions will include use of a canine for AAT. This group will include the intervention of Standard of Care Physical Therapy
Behavioral: Standard of Care Physical Therapy
This intervention is the standard of care physical therapy currently offered. No canine is present.
Experimental: AAT Group
Inpatients in this group will receive 3-5 brief afternoon physical therapy sessions over 3-5 successive days. The session on the middle day will include use of a canine for AAT. This group will receive a behavioral intervention of Canine Animal-Assisted Therapy.
Behavioral: Canine Animal-Assisted Therapy
Canine Animal-Assisted Therapy is the inclusion of a certified therapy canine in the standard of care physical therapy session, such as for walking, fetching balls, standing/petting, etc.
- Change Ball Throwing Distance [ Time Frame: The change in ball throwing distance will be measured every day over 3-5 days. ]The change in the distance a tennis ball is thrown (averaged over three throws) between daily trials.
- Change in Standing Time [ Time Frame: During every therapy session over 3-5 days. ]The change in the amount of time the patient spends standing per session over time.
- Change in Patient Engagement/Motivation Levels [ Time Frame: Between every therapy session over 3-5 days. ]The change in patient engagement will be measured by the therapist's perceptions of engagement, as well as the patient's self-perceived engagement/motivation levels between daily trials through questionnaires.
- Change in Walking Capacity [ Time Frame: Between every therapy session over 3-5 days. ]The change in distance or amount of time patients spend walking between daily trials.
- Change in Sitting Count [ Time Frame: Between every therapy session over 3-5 days. ]The change in the number of times the patient sits (stops standing) between daily trials.
- Change in Patient Visual Cues of Emotion [ Time Frame: Between every therapy session over 3-5 days. ]The change in the number of times the patient demonstrates visual cues for different emotions between daily trials.
- Perceptions of Care [ Time Frame: On the last day of the intervention ]Patient perceptions of the quality of care they have received from the medical center and physical therapy staff will be assessed through a questionnaire.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02606006
|United States, Wisconsin|
|Aurora Sinai Medical Center|
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53233|
|Principal Investigator:||Mindy Waite, PhD||Aurora Health Care - Aurora Research Institute|