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Animal-assisted therapy, including animal-assisted activities and resident animals, for improving quality of life in people with stroke

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    Rights statement: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hawkins E, Hawkins R, Dennis M, Williams J, Lawrie SM. Animal‐assisted therapy, including animal‐assisted activities and resident animals, for improving quality of life in people with stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD013314. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013314., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013314. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD013314
JournalThe Cochrane Library
Issue number4
Early online date23 Apr 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Apr 2019


This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of animal‐assisted therapy for improving quality of life for people with stroke. A secondary objective is to assess outcomes relating to the feasibility and potential barriers of providing animal‐assisted therapy for stroke patients, including recruitment, cost, adherence, and attrition.

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