Animal-assisted therapy, including animal-assisted activities and resident animals, for improving quality of life in people with stroke

Emma Hawkins, Roxanne Hawkins, Martin Dennis, Joanne Williams, Stephen M. Lawrie

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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of animal‐assisted therapy for improving quality of life for people with stroke. A secondary objective is to assess outcomes relating to the feasibility and potential barriers of providing animal‐assisted therapy for stroke patients, including recruitment, cost, adherence, and attrition.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD013314
JournalThe Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2019
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animal therapy
  • resident animals
  • stroke
  • Psychiatry
  • quality of life

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