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The Role of Mind Body Therapy in Geriatric Rehabilitation

2014-07-23 21:10:59 | BioPortfolio

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

Study Design

Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Elderly

Intervention

mind-body intervention

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:59-0400

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