Inpatient Physical Activity Function Through Enhanced Participation Levels in Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs
|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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Removing from ClinicalTrials.gov as this is not really a clinical trial.)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|
|Stroke Parkinson's Disease Muscle Weakness||Behavioral: Canine Animal-Assisted Therapy Behavioral: Standard of Care Physical Therapy|
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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.
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|