Assessment of companion animal quality of life in veterinary practice and research.

@article{Yeates2009AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of companion animal quality of life in veterinary practice and research.},
  author={James W Yeates and David C. J. Main},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={274-81}
}
OBJECTIVES Quality-of-life (QOL) assessment is a novel field in veterinary medicine. It shares similarities with the more established fields of human QOL assessment and animal welfare science and could prove similarly useful. METHODS This paper draws on existing literature on human QOL assessment, animal welfare, philosophy and animal QOL assessment. RESULTS It provides practical recommendations for QOL assessment in veterinary practice and in veterinary research on what should be assessed… CONTINUE READING