Undercover Dogs: Pet Dogs in the Sleep Environment of Patients with Chronic Pain
1.1. Sleep-Negative Influences of the Human/Pet Relationship
1.2. Sleep-Positive Influences of the Human/Pet Relationship
2. Materials and Methods
2.3. Recruitment and Data Collection
3.1.1. Category 1: Positive Impact
3.1.2. Category 2: Negative Impact
3.1.3. Category 3: Reciprocal Impact
4. Discussion and Conclusions
Conflicts of Interest
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|Participant (Gender)||Age||Employment||Living Arrangements||Duration of Pain||Number of Pet Dogs||Age of Dog (years)|
|1 (F)||67||Not working||Partner||22||1||8|
|2 (F)||45||Not working||Partner||12||1||2|
|4 (F)||55||Not working||Alone||8||1||2|
|5 (F)||68||Not working||Partner||30+||2||u/k|
|6 (F)||55||Not working||Alone||8||1||10+|
|7 (M)||70||Not working||Partner||30+||2||<1, u/k|
|Key: u/k = unknown|
|1. Positive||Physical presence/”cuddles”|
|Routine and a schedule|
|Distraction from anxiety/reassuring presence at night|
|Active intervention to keep participant safe|
|2. Negative||Disturbs sleep with toileting or play demands|
|3. Reciprocal relationship||Owner concerned over pet dog’s sleep|
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Brown, Cary A., Yuluan Wang, and Eloise C. J. Carr. 2018. "Undercover Dogs: Pet Dogs in the Sleep Environment of Patients with Chronic Pain" Social Sciences 7, no. 9: 157. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7090157