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Companion animal visitation and its effectiveness with stroke patients

Prosser, Lauren. 2009, Companion animal visitation and its effectiveness with stroke patients, Ph.D. thesis, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University.


Title Companion animal visitation and its effectiveness with stroke patients
Author Prosser, Lauren.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Health and Social Development
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Cerebrovascular disease - Patients - Rehabilitation - Australia
Animals - Therapeutic use
Human-animal relationships
Well-being - Evaluation
Summary The study employed a randomised controlled trial design to determine whether a companion animal intervention had any effect on wellbeing and quality of life in patients who were admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke. The study found significant benefits for their wellbeing and improvements in quality of life.
Language eng
Description of original xii, 190 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.8103
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027411

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