Relationship between the characteristics of therapy goat and children and older people

Toshihide Harada, Fumiko Ishizaki, Yumiko Nitta, Yumiko Miki, Hideaki Numamoto, Miwa Hayama, Shoji Ito, Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Satomi Aoi, Hiromi Ikeda, Tadayuki Iida, Juko Ando, Masato Kobayashi, Ito Makoto, Tsuneshi Sugawara, Kohji Nakabeppu, Kohsaku Nitta

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Abstract

Objective: The spiritually enriching effects of spending time together with goats are gaining the recognition from the public. Design: A clinical study. Materials and Methods: The research participants were elderlies hospitalized in the elderly nursing home, elementary and high school students and preschool children. We have stationed the trained therapy goat under a specialist handler. We investigated changes in the moods when interacting with the therapy goat. Results: Many of the patients had experience interacting with goat and were interested in and favorable toward interacting with the stationed therapy goat. Quality of life of stuffs in the elderly nursing home, elementary and high school and preschool children was improved. Conclusion: White female F1 intercross with Tokara goat(white) bore white male and black female F2 just 8 months after her birth. The therapy goat indicated an increased mood effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Older people
  • Preschool child
  • Student
  • Therapy goat
  • Tokara goat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Harada, T., Ishizaki, F., Nitta, Y., Miki, Y., Numamoto, H., Hayama, M., Ito, S., Miyazaki, H., Aoi, S., Ikeda, H., Iida, T., Ando, J., Kobayashi, M., Makoto, I., Sugawara, T., Nakabeppu, K., & Nitta, K. (2019). Relationship between the characteristics of therapy goat and children and older people. International Medical Journal, 26(5), 405-408.