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

Enrolling by invitation

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

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.

Detailed Description

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

Conditions

Interventions

  • Care of guinea pigs Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: twice weekly sessions of care with guinea pigs
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: care of guinea pigs
    Description: Each patient serves as own control receiving "pet therapy "and "usual" occupational therapy on alternate days.
  • Guinea pigs Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: twice weekly pet therapy and twice weekly "usual " occupational therapy
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: care of guinea pigs
    Description: Each patient serves as own control receiving "pet therapy "and "usual" occupational therapy on alternate days.

Trial Design

  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary The relationship between pet-therapy and "well-being"among geriatric rehabilitation in-patients two weeks No
Secondary anxiety score two weeks No

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