Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
16/11/2005
Date assigned
16/03/2006
Last edited
16/03/2006
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Ms Lauren Prosser

ORCID ID

Contact details

221 Burwood Highway
Burwood
3125
Australia
+61 (0)3 9244 6452
lauren.prosser@deakin.edu.au

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The implementation of a companion animal program has significant potential for enhancing the wellbeing of neurological unit patients within a hospital setting

Ethics approval

Approved by the Melbourne Health Ethics Committee, Deakin University (DU-HREC) on 20/09/2004, reference number: 212-2004

Study design

The study is an open randomised controlled trial using an interventional technique. Measurement involves quality of life and wellbeing scales, a pet attitude scale and observation.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Neurological disorder

Intervention

Experimental group receive visitations from a companion animal program. Control group receive visitations without a companion animal program.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Assessment of wellbeing due to interventions
2. Assessment of quality of life due to interventions

Secondary outcome measures

Assessing the influence of the interventions on patients within the neurological ward

Overall trial start date

14/02/2004

Overall trial end date

14/02/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Participants in the study must be a patient on the stroke ward at Western Hospital

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

80

Participant exclusion criteria

Participants who are unable to complete the measures for the study

Recruitment start date

14/02/2004

Recruitment end date

14/02/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

221 Burwood Highway
Burwood
3125
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

Deakin University (Australia)

Sponsor details

221 Burwood Highway
Burwood
3125
Australia
+61 (0)3 9244 6452
lauren.prosser@deakin.edu.au

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.deakin.edu.au/hbs/hsd/research/niche

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Deakin University

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

academic

Location

Australia

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes