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Animal contact

Project: Research

  • Psychiatric Centre Glostrup
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Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is used more and more, and has the potential to become an important non-pharmacological supplement for the treatment of people with e.g. mental illness, stress or developmental disorders. Research shows that integrating animals in treatment of humans can have significant effects on different target groups, but it is not clear exactly which elements in the contact to the animal affects the treatment outcome.
The project is divided into 4 work packages where we first identify and select the best measures of physiological and psychometric effects of contact with dogs. In the last two work packages we will investigate the immediate reactions of nursing home residents and veterans to contact and contact with dogs, using the selected measures.
The project is funded by TrygFonden.
Effective start/end date01/08/202031/12/2023

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