Pet therapy effects on oncological day hospital patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

@article{Orlandi2007PetTE,
  title={Pet therapy effects on oncological day hospital patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.},
  author={Massimo Orlandi and Karina Trangeled and Andrea Mambrini and M. Tagliani and Ada Ferrarini and L A Zanetti and Roberta Tartarini and Paola Pacetti and Maurizio Cantore},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 6C},
  pages={
          4301-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pet therapy is utilised to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic diseases. The impact of AAA (animal-assisted activities), a kind of pet therapy, on oncological patients submitted to chemotherapy was evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two groups of patients receiving chemotherapy with (experimental group) or without AAA (control group) were compared. The 2 participating dogs have been trained by a cynophilist behaviourist and examined by a veterinarian. Before and after… CONTINUE READING

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