Impact of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol

Stern, Cindy, Lizarondo, Lucylynn, Carrier, Judith, Godfrey, Christina, Rieger, Kendra, Salmond, Susan, Apostolo, Joao, Kirkpatrick, Pamela and Loveday, Heather ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2259-8149 (2020) Impact of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18 (10). pp. 2140-2147. ISSN 2689-8381

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Abstract

Objective:
The objective of this review is to synthesize and integrate the best available evidence on the impact of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care.

Introduction:
Canine-assisted interventions are commonly used as an adjunct therapy to enhance health and well-being, and are often implemented in long-term care facilities. The number of studies undertaken in this area has increased substantially over the previous five years; therefore, an update of two previous systematic reviews is warranted.

Inclusion criteria:
This review will consider older people who reside in long-term care facilities and who receive canine-assisted interventions. For the quantitative component, canine-assisted interventions will be compared to usual care, alternative therapeutic interventions, or no interventions, and outcomes will be grouped under the following headings: biological, psychological, and social. For the qualitative component, the experiences of older people receiving canine-assisted interventions, as well as the views of people directly or indirectly involved in delivering canine-assisted interventions, will be explored. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies published from 2009 to the present will be considered.

Methods:
A search of 10 bibliographic databases and other resources for published and unpublished English language studies will be undertaken. Study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction, and data synthesis will be undertaken by two independent reviewers following the segregated JBI approach to mixed methods reviews.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00224
Additional Information: This is the author accepted version of the following work [Stern, C., Lizarondo, L., Carrier, J., Godfrey, C., Rieger, K., Salmond, S., Apostolo, J., Kirkpatrick, P., Loveday, H., 9000. Experiences and effectiveness of canine-assisted interventions on the health and well-being of older people residing in long-term care: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis] published in JBI Evidence Synthesis. The final published version of the article can be viewed here: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00224.
Keywords: Animal-assisted; canine; dog; mixed methods; pet therapy
Subjects: Medicine and health
Depositing User: Heather Loveday
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 10:19
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:12
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6754

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