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Mind Body Therapy During Geriatric Rehabilitation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01074788
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2010 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2010
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
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 Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: mind body intervention group Behavioral: mind body therapy
mind-body therapy includes guided imagery, relaxation techniques, mediation and touch therapy.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. effect on quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. effect of treatment on rehabilitation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes 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 (NCT number): NCT01074788

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Tel Aviv Medical Center; ,
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Yaffa Lerman and Shahar Lev-Ari, Tasmc Identifier: NCT01074788    
Other Study ID Numbers: tasmc-09-yl-0488
tasmc0488-09 ( Other Identifier: tasmc )
First Posted: February 24, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010
Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
mind body therapy
integrative medicine