The effects of animal-assisted interactions on quality of life in children with life-threatening conditions and their parents

Title

The effects of animal-assisted interactions on quality of life in children with life-threatening conditions and their parents

Creator

Walker H; Miller MC; Cowfer B; Akard T; Gilmer MJ

Publisher

International Journal of Palliative Nursing

Date

2021

Subject

Animal-assisted interactions; child; Childhood cancer; life-threatening condition; Quality of life

Description

BACKGROUND: Children with advanced cancer and their primary caregivers may experience severe stress and anxiety in coping with their life-threatening condition. As a way to help reduce these stressors and increase overall quality of life, research suggests that animal-assisted interactions may be beneficial when integrated into palliative care. AIMS: This pilot study aims to provide evidence for the feasibility and efficacy of a randomised clinical trial using animal-assisted interactions to help improve the quality of life for children with an advanced life-threatening condition and their primary caregivers. This protocol paper outlines the basis of the research, goals, experimental design and methodology.

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Citation List Month

February 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Walker H; Miller MC; Cowfer B; Akard T; Gilmer MJ, “The effects of animal-assisted interactions on quality of life in children with life-threatening conditions and their parents,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 2, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17812.

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