Poster Session
Issue Date: July 01, 2017
Published Online: August 07, 2017
Updated: June 13, 2018
Effects of Dogs on Depression Levels of Cancer Patients
Author Affiliations
  • University of the Sciences
  • University of the Sciences
  • University of the Sciences
Article Information
Mental Health / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   July 01, 2017
Effects of Dogs on Depression Levels of Cancer Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111520298. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO5053
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111520298. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO5053
Abstract

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