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The Role of Mind Body Therapy in Geriatric Rehabilitation

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2010 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 27, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2010
Information provided by:
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Elderly Treatment Other: mind-body intervention Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : January 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Well-being: Short Form-36 (SF-36), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 Identifier: NCT01057056    
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-09-YL-0488-CTIL
0488-09-TLV ( Other Identifier: tel-aviv medical center )
First Posted: January 27, 2010    Key Record Dates
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