Psychology Research: Impact of Therapy Dogs

The Impact of Therapy Dogs on Family Members of Hospital Patients


The purpose of this study is to see if therapy dogs can help family members of surgical or cardiac patients feel less worried or stressed.

This study is being done because therapy dogs usually visit patients, but they do not always visit with patient's family members. We don't know if therapy dogs visits with family members of the patients are helpful or not.

Principal Investigator(s)
Kathleen Trujillo

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Cardiac Research
Research and Grants Administration at 563-421-7955


  • Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street
    1227 East Rusholme Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    Main: 563-421-1000

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