What is Pets?

Category: Others

Most Popular Types: Cat(s), Cat(s) and dog(s), Pets Emotional Support (Show all)

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Generic Name: Pets

See also: Dog(s), Pit bull/ Rhodeisan Ridgeback

Researchers are finding that pets truly have the power to heal and support their owners, especially at times of stress and illness. Pets provide company and can help with the feeling of loneliness, sadness, pain and fear.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
1
Moderate
10
Mild
31
None
100

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Pets (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 15
Did not seem to work 1
See all 16 patients who’ve stopped using Pets

Duration

Currently Using Pets
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 127
Stopped Using Pets
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 12
Adherence
Always
124 87%
Usually
11 8%
Sometimes
5 4%
Never
2 1%
Burden
Very
3 2%
Somewhat
11 8%
A little
43 30%
Not at all
85 60%
Cost
$200+
6 7%
$100-199
10 12%
$50-99
21 26%
$25-49
20 24%
< $25
25 30%
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31 patient evaluations for Pets

chasmengr
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chasmengr
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See chasmengr's full Pets history

Mar 6, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: He died.

  • 0 helpful marks
D'awesome
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D'awesome
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See D'awesome's full Pets history

Jan 25, 2012 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mood elevated or improved: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Take on animals as a distraction but be sure you can handle them, cos they can also hurt you if you're not careful.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Anna-Magdalena
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new ASD member
Data Quality: 2 stars
63 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 3
  • Sociability: 14
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 12
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 8
  • ATEC score: 37
I have:
Autism

See Anna-Magdalena's full Pets history

Oct 24, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Aid in recovery: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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