Effects of Dogs on Depression Levels of Cancer Patients

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Abstract

Date Presented 3/31/2017

This study examined the link between being a caretaker of a dog and depression levels in clients with cancer. An exploratory design was used to determine a correlation between two variables: depression and dogs. Dog caretaking could be a cost-effective method for preventive and integrated cancer treatment.

Primary Author and Speaker: Melissa Ricciardelli

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kristy Henner, Kelly McDade

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