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Vårdhundens betydelse i demensvården: En allmän litteraturstudie
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The importance of the therapy dog in dementia care : A general review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Demens är ett progredierande sjukdomstillstånd som leder till psykiska och sociala funktionsnedsättningar. I takt med att befolkningen ökar och blir allt äldre ställs högre krav på omvårdnaden och behandlingar. 

Syfte: Syftet med studien var att belysa hur personer med demenssjukdom påverkas av vårdhundsterapi.

Metod: En allmän litteraturstudie baserad på elva resultatartiklar. Databaserna PubMed, CINAHL och PsycInfo användes med publiceringsår mellan 2008–2018.

Resultat: Tre teman framkom i litteraturstudien, dessa var Vårdhundens betydelse för livskvalitet och välbefinnande, Vårdhundens inverkan på beteendemässiga och psykiska symtom vid demens samt Social interaktion och aktivitet till följd av vårdhundsterapi. Vårdhundsterapi hade positiv inverkan på livskvalitet samt på depressiva symptom. Det ledde även till ökat välmående och större engagemang. Social interaktion och fysisk förmåga förbättrades.

Konklusion: Patienter visade bland annat på färre depressiva symtom samt skattade högre livskvalitet. Trots att flera studier visade att effekterna var kortvariga, verkade vårdhundsterapi vara ett bra komplement till traditionell behandling. Forskning på vårdhundsterapi kan vara ett viktigt komplement till det forskningsunderlag som rör icke-medicinsk och icke-farmakologisk behandling av demenssjuka.

Abstract [en]

Background: Dementia is a progressive state of disease that leads to various mental and social impairment. As the population increases in both size and age, higher requirement is placed on nursing interventions and treatments.

Aim: The aim of this study was to illustrate the impact of dog-assisted therapy on people with dementia.

Method: A general literature review based on eleven clinical studies. PubMed, CINAHL and PsycInfo were used as databases with publication years 2008–2018.

Results: Three themes were found in the study, these were The therapy dog ́s influence on Quality of life and well- being, The therapy dog ́s impact on behavioral and psychological symptoms and Social interaction and Activity as a result of dog therapy. Dog-assisted therapy had a positive impact on quality of life as well as on depressive symptoms. It also led to increased well-being and greater commitment. Social interaction and physical ability improved.

Conclusion: Patients showed less symptoms of depression and rated higher quality of life among other effects. Though several studies showed that the effects were not long lasting, it seemed to be a great compliment to traditional treatment. Research on dog- assisted therapy can be a useful complement to the published literature regarding non- medical and non-pharmacological treatments of dementia.

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2019. , p. 15
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38992OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38992DiVA, id: diva2:1291648
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Nursing
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 credits
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