Can a Patient in Intensive Care be Visited by His or Her Pet? (ACCOMPAGNE)

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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Intensive Care Patients

Treatments

Other: Pet visit

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06121050
2023-A01439-36 (Other Identifier)
21PH263

Details and patient eligibility

About

Nearly half of all intensive care patients describe symptoms of anxiety and depression after a stay in the ICU, and one in five has genuine post-traumatic stress disorder. As a result, improving patient experience has become a priority in the ICU, and particular attention is being paid to the need to recreate a familiar environment. Animal-mediated interventions have been developed for a number of patients over many years. These strategies are widely used with elderly patients, and patients with cognitive or psychiatric disorders, for whom the literature shows benefits on anxiety, mood or objective signs of stress. In the vast majority of experiments carried out to date, the animals (mainly dogs) were prepared and educated for contact with patients, and their handlers trained in this activity, rather like guide dogs. Visiting a care facility with a patient's own pet is rarely described. It may run up against obstacles related to the animal's behavior or infectious risks, but it is nevertheless authorized in many establishments.

Enrollment

30 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Conscious adult patients with a pet (dog/cat).
  • Patients with no or no longer hemodynamic or respiratory failure, or undergoing rehabilitation, after resolution of the acute phase or at the end of life.
  • Patients affiliated to or entitled under a social security scheme.
  • Patient who has given written informed consent to participate in the study.

Exclusion criteria

  • Non-stabilized acute situation (as assessed by the resuscitator).
  • Mechanical or amine ventilation or extrarenal purification.
  • Tracheostomy.
  • Immunosuppression.
  • Carriage of multi-resistant bacteria.
  • Behavioral or consciousness disorders.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Skin wounds, extensive burns exceeding 15% of body surface area, external fixator.
  • Guardianship or trusteeship.
  • Workload incompatible with the visit
  • Patient unable to speak French.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

30 participants in 1 patient group

Pet visit
Experimental group
Description:
Intensive care patients visited by their pets for 20 minutes
Treatment:
Other: Pet visit

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Cindy POKRANDT; Guillaume THIERY, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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