Impact of Inclusion of a Dog as Part of the Fibromyalgia Treatment Program


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-006296
    NCT ID: NCT03042728
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-006296

About this study

In this study the investigators hypothesize that the presence of a Mayo Clinic certified therapy dog will provide additional benefits to patients suffering from fibromyalgia currently enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia Program.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at our Fibromyalgia Clinic
  • Patients actively being seen at the Fibromyalgia Clinic
  • Able and willing to give informed consent
  • Able to speak English
  • Able to complete questionnaires
  • No fear or allergy of dogs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnoses of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or dementia
  • Individuals who decline to participate in the study
  • Individuals that are severely allergic to or fearful of dogs

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Arya Mohabbat, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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