Published on in Vol 4 , No 2 (2015) :Apr-Jun

Use of a Therapeutic, Socially Assistive Pet Robot (PARO) in Improving Mood and Stimulating Social Interaction and Communication for People With Dementia: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Use of a Therapeutic, Socially Assistive Pet Robot (PARO) in Improving Mood and Stimulating Social Interaction and Communication for People With Dementia: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Use of a Therapeutic, Socially Assistive Pet Robot (PARO) in Improving Mood and Stimulating Social Interaction and Communication for People With Dementia: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Ruby Yu 1 , PhD ;   Elsie Hui 2 , FRCP ;   Jenny Lee 1 , FRCP ;   Dawn Poon 3 , MSc ;   Ashley Ng 3 , MSc ;   Kitty Sit 3 , MSc ;   Kenny Ip 3 , MSc ;   Fannie Yeung 1 , MPhil ;   Martin Wong 1 , BSc ;   Takanori Shibata 4, 5, 6 , PhD ;   Jean Woo 1 , MD

1 Department of Medicine and Therapeutics , The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong , HK

2 Department of Medicine and Geriatrics , Shatin Hospital , Hong Kong , HK

3 Occupational Therapy Department , Shatin Hospital , Hong Kong , HK

4 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology , Tokyo , JP

5 Tokyo Institute of Technology , Tokyo , JP

6 AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Cambridge , MA , US

Corresponding Author:

  • Ruby Yu, PhD
  • Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Room 124021, 10/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories
  • Hong Kong
  • HK
  • Phone: 852 26322190
  • Email: rubyyu@cuhk.edu.hk