What is Pets?

Category: Others

Most popular types: Cat(s) Cat(s) and dog(s) Pets Emotional Support Show all

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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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 196 84
Loneliness 124 55
Depressed mood 106 49
Mood elevated or improved 32 4
Stress 25 5

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 12
Mild 30
None 152

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pets

Side effect Patients
Allergic to pets 8
Costly (ie money or time) 6
Have to clean up after! 5
Hair loss 4
Happiness 4
Need care even when I'm really ill. 3

Show all 32 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Pets

Dosage Patients
daily 1
as needed 8
all the time (24/7) 6
24 hr daily 3
1 other daily 2
five times daily 2
yearly 1
2 daily 1
2 other daily 1

See all 12 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Pets

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 17
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using Pets

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 54

Stopped using Pets

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 175
Usually 15
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 25
A little hard to take 55
Not at all hard to take 116
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 15
$100-199 25
$50-99 29
$25-49 20
< $25 35
Not specified 75
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32 patient evaluations for Pets

Aug 12, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 6, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: He died.

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 25, 2012 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood elevated or improved)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Peace and Joy (yes, joy))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
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