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This trial has been registered retrospectively.
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  DRKS00007108

Trial Description

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Title

Animal Assisted Thearpy (AAT) at an university palliative care centre:
A qualitative interview study to verify the therapeutic effect of Animal Assisted Therapy from the perspective of patients and its feasibility

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Trial Acronym

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URL of the Trial

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

Main purpose: what is the effect of Animal Assisted Therapy on palliative patients from their perspective
Background: Implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy at an interdisciplinary palliative care centre since June 2014
Qualitative interviews with palliative patients after they had their first intervention of Animal Assisted Therapy
Participants: palliative patients, selection by distress thermometer
Purpose: indication for Animal Assisted Therapy

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

Qualitative interview study on AAT
Main purpose: what is the effect of Animal Assisted Therapy on palliative patients from their perspective
Background: Implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy at an interdisciplinary palliative care centre since June 2014; feasibility
Qualitative interviews with palliative patients after they had their first intervention of Animal Assisted Therapy
Participants: palliative patients, selection by distress thermometer
Purpose: indication for Animal Assisted Therapy

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00007108
  •   2015/02/17
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   4873R , Ethik-Kommission an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
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Secondary IDs

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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   ANGST BEI PALLIATIVPATIENTEN
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Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   Palliative patients, who are selected by the Distress Thermometer (cut-off: 4), have a / their first interventiion of Animal Assisted Therapy(AAT); not later than 24 hours they have their interview (qualitative interview, based on an interview guide with questions about emotional state, physical well-being, feasibility, sense of the therapy
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Characteristics

  •   Non-interventional
  •   Observational study
  •   Single arm study
  •   Open (masking not used)
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  •   Uncontrolled/Single arm
  •   Treatment
  •   Single (group)
  •   N/A
  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

Detection, what palliative patients feel at AAT, what is their sense of it, evaluate feasibility, to confirm the indication for this therapy and to record their needs and their requirements related to AAT. Doing qualitative interviews, based on an interview guide, not later than 24 hours after their first AAT

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Secondary Outcome

Detection of psychosocial stress with the Distress Thermometer 1. when the patient admitted, bevor first AAT, 2. in process

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
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Locations of Recruitment

  • University Medical Center 
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Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2014/12/17
  •   20
  •   Monocenter trial
  •   National
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Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   18   Years
  •   no maximum age
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Additional Inclusion Criteria

- palliative patients in IZP, with an indication for AAT
- min. 18 years old
- ability to participate in an interview (cognitive and linguistic skills)
- written informed consent

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Exclusion Criteria

- Allergy of the coat of Dogs
- Canophobic patients
-Infections caused by multiresistant pathogens
- Disability to participate in an interwiew

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Addresses

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    • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Palliativmedizin (IZP)
    • Ms.  Dr. med.  Andrea  Schmitz 
    • Moorenstraße 5
    • 40225  Düsseldorf
    • Germany
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    • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Palliativmedizin (IZP) am UK Düsseldorf
    • Ms.  Dr. med.  Andrea  Schmitz 
    • Moorenstr. 5
    • 40225  Düsseldorf
    • Germany
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    • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Palliativmedizin (IZP) am UK Düsseldorf
    • Ms.  Dr. med.  Andrea  Schmitz 
    • Moorenstr. 5
    • 40225  Düsseldorf
    • Germany
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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Palliativmedizin (IZP) am UK Düsseldorf
    • Ms.  Dr. med.  Andrea  Schmitz 
    • Moorenstr. 5
    • 40225  Düsseldorf
    • Germany
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Status

  •   Recruiting complete, follow-up complete
  •   2016/01/12
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Trial Publications, Results and other Documents

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