Objective: Animal-assisted therapy is widely used and recognized for the medical benefits. Design: A clinical study. Materials and Methods: We analyzed companion animal ownership on the physical and psychological health of subjects. At the same time, we have stationed the trained therapy animals under a specialist handler. We investigated changes in the moods when interacting with the companion animals in the long span. Results: Many of the patients had experience interacting with animals and were interested in and favorable toward interacting with the stationed therapy animals. Conclusions: Quality of life (QOL) of patients in the elderly nursing home, elementary and high school and preschool children and stuffs was improved. The therapy animals indicated an increased mood effect on rehabilitation.
|ジャーナル||International Medical Journal|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2020|
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