Service Dog Training Program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Warrior Canine Connections, Boyds, MD
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderService Dog Training Program - Behavioral
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial will evaluate whether a service dog training program is an effective treatment for veterans with PTSD.

Eligible Conditions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 15 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 8 weeks

8 weeks
Cellular Aging
Post traumatic stress symptom severity
Psychosocial Health: Anxiety
Psychosocial Health: Companionship
Psychosocial Health: Health Related Quality of Life
Psychosocial Health: Positive Affect
Psychosocial Health: Quality of Individual's Relationships
Psychosocial Health: Relationship with Friends and Family
Psychosocial Health: Resilience
Psychosocial Health: Satisfaction with Social Activities
Psychosocial Health: Suicidal Ideation
Mental Depression
Stress biomarker markers:cortisol
Stress biomarkers: HRV
Stress biomarkers: IgA
Stress marker: Perceived Stress

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Service Dog Training Program (SDTP)
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Service Dog Training Program · No Placebo Group · N/A

Service Dog Training Program (SDTP)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Service Dog Training Program · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Service Dog Training Program

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 8 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Maryland, BaltimoreLead Sponsor
635 Previous Clinical Trials
357,969 Total Patients Enrolled
Erika Friedmann, PhDPrincipal Investigator - University of Maryland, School of Nursing
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a diagnosis of PTSD.
You are a veteran of the United States military.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

Are medical professionals currently recruiting participants for this investigation?

"The information available on shows that this study is actively recruiting participants since it's original posting date of August 22nd, 2019 and most recently updated on January 26th 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many individuals are eligible for inclusion in this clinical trial?

"Yes, the data posted on suggests active recruitment for this trial which was first advertised in August 2019 and had its latest update on January 26th 2022. The study requires 60 participants at one location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.