Pet Therapy: Enhancing Social and Cardiovascular Wellness in Community Dwelling Older Adults.

@article{KrauseParello2016PetTE,
  title={Pet Therapy: Enhancing Social and Cardiovascular Wellness in Community Dwelling Older Adults.},
  author={Cheryl A. Krause-Parello and John Kolassa},
  journal={Journal of community health nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Pet therapy can be therapeutic for older adults living in the community. A crossover design was used to examine changes in blood pressure and heart rate before and after a pet therapy visit versus a volunteer-only visit in 28 community dwelling older adults. Relationships among stress, pet attitude, social support, and health status were also examined… CONTINUE READING