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This book sets out to examine how animals affect their companion humans' quality of life. The contributors address human animal interaction (HAI) according to the elements that define quality of life: physical; mental/emotional and social health; functional health; and general well-being. The book will be required reading for all health and social science professionals caring for clients who already have companion animals or for clients who might benefit from such interaction.

Quality of Life Outcomes: The Relevance of Animals to Health and Disease
Quality of life outcomes: The relevance of animals to health and disease
Cindy C.WilsonDennis C.Turner

Cardiovascular patients’ satisfaction with outcomes of their care is often related to QL issues, for example, how well they maintain their physical, mental, and cognitive functions and their role with family and friends, at home, at work, and in the larger community to which they belong. This area of research has been fertile for QL markers and HAL Indeed, it offers the greatest opportunity worldwide to integrate HAI/QL questions in the context of major population studies. In this section, Jennings et al. suggest that more research is needed to determine if pet ownership is simply cardioprotective or whether attributes ...

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