Inpatient Physical Activity Function Through Enhanced Participation Levels in Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Are being rehabilitated as an inpatient for Parkinson's, stroke, or generalized weakness deconditioning (muscle weakness);
2. Are able to give informed consent or communicate either verbally or in writing;
3. Are able to follow instructions;
4. Are at least 18 years old; and
5. Choose to participate.

Exclusion Criteria

1. Have a fear/dislike of dogs;
2. Show noticeable cues of resistance/discomfort to dogs;
3. Are allergic to dogs;
4. Are immunocompromised;
5. Are not being rehabilitated for Parkinson's, stroke, or generalized weakness deconditioning (muscle weakness);
6. Are not able to give informed consent or communicate either verbally or in writing;
7. Are not able to follow instructions;
8. Do not speak English;
9. Are not at least 18 years old; and
10. Do not choose to participate.