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Psychiatric Investigation of 18 Bereaved Pet Owners.
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PMID:  21483181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This survey explores the grief associated with the loss of a pet, and was carried out using a self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaires were handed out to 50 bereaved pet owners attending a public animal cremation service, and we received 18 responses. Participants responded within 0 to 44 (median 4) days of the death of their pet. Although most mental health problems immediately following mourning are presumed to be normal grief reactions, on the basis of several psychiatric scales, 8 of the 16 valid responses indicated depression and/or neurosis. Statistical analyses showed that the following factors were significantly associated with grief reactions: age of owner, other stressful life events, family size, age of dead animal, rearing place, and preliminary veterinary consultation.
Yuya Kimura; Hidenobu Kawabata; Masaji Maezawa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0916-7250     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Healthcare Systems Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University.
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