Animal-assisted interventions research: issues and answers.

@article{Johnson2002AnimalassistedIR,
  title={Animal-assisted interventions research: issues and answers.},
  author={Rebecca Johnson and Johannes S.J. Odendaal and Richard L. Meadows},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          422-40
        }
}
Animal visitation programs have been used in a wide variety of clinical settings with predominantly positive outcomes reported anecdotally. However, there is also a growing body of research investigating the effects of these interventions. Developing and conducting rigorous studies of animal interventions can be a complex and challenging process, The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss several issues arising with this type of research and to posit suggestions for avoiding… CONTINUE READING

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