Melissa Ricciardelli, Kristy Henner, Kelly McDade; Effects of Dogs on Depression Levels of Cancer Patients. Am J Occup Ther 2017;71(4_Supplement_1):7111520298p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO5053.
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Date Presented 3/31/2017
This study examined the link between being a caretaker of a dog and depression levels in clients with cancer. An exploratory design was used to determine a correlation between two variables: depression and dogs. Dog caretaking could be a cost-effective method for preventive and integrated cancer treatment.
Primary Author and Speaker: Melissa Ricciardelli
Additional Authors and Speakers: Kristy Henner, Kelly McDade
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