A One health research framework for animal-assisted interventions
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 4499840
Author(s) Hediger, Karin; Meisser, Andrea; Zinsstag, Jakob
Author(s) at UniBasel Hediger, Karin
Meisser, Andrea
Zinsstag, Jakob
Year 2019
Title A One health research framework for animal-assisted interventions
Journal International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume 16
Number 4
Pages / Article-Number 640
Abstract The integration of animals into healthcare, referred to as animal-assisted intervention, is a rapidly growing research field and was previously related to One Health. However, the assessment of synergistic effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has been poorly addressed to date.; We discuss experiences in integrated human and animal assessments in AAI and provide a methodical framework for One Health approaches in AAI research. We propose theoretical consideration of an integrated human and animal health assessment, as well as the use of such an integrated approach in research. Based on the existing research, we argue that, for a deeper understanding of AAI mechanisms, parallel research designs are needed.; Our paper shows that a One Health study design is necessary to ensure that a tradeoff in health of animals is prevented and that an added value, or synergistic benefit, can be achieved on both sides during animal-assisted interventions.
ISSN/ISBN 1660-4601
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/69730/
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.3390/ijerph16040640
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30795602
ISI-Number MEDLINE:30795602
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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