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