Poster Session  |   November 2018
Impact of Service Dogs on Engagement in Occupation for People With Mobility Impairments: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
Author Affiliations
  • Saginaw Valley State University
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   November 2018
Impact of Service Dogs on Engagement in Occupation for People With Mobility Impairments: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211510201p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO7018
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211510201p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO7018
Abstract

Date Presented 4/21/2018

This qualitative descriptive study explored experiences with service dog use for performance of daily occupations among people with mobility impairments. Outcomes indicate that service dogs can be considered as a beneficial, adaptable form of assistive technology for some people with mobility impairments.

Primary Author and Speaker: Ellen Herlache-Pretzer

Additional Authors and Speakers: Melissa Winkle

Contributing Authors: Rachel Csatari, Alyssa Kolanowski, Amy Londry, Rachel Dawson