A One Health Approach to Supporting Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Companion Animals

Primary Objective

Through the use of an online anonymous survey and a community needs assessment, explore the following: the role companion animals serve as sources of support for breast cancer survivors through their illness and survivorship, breast cancer survivors’ stressors related to their companion animals; and community resources that support breast cancer survivors’ attachment to their companion animals and their ability to provide for their companion animals’ well-being.

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Description

This study is designed to explore three things: the role companion animals serve as sources of support for breast cancer survivors through their illness and survivorship, breast cancer survivors’ stressors related to their companion animals; and community resources that support breast cancer survivors’ attachment to their companion animals and their ability to provide for their companion animals’ well-being.

Main Procedures Involved: As a research participant, you will be asked to: Complete a short (10-15 minute) anonymous survey about the benefits and challenges you have encountered while providing for the present and future care needs of your companion animal(s).

Duration of Participation: The single online survey is estimated to take about 10-15 minutes.

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Locations

Colorado State University
CU Anschutz non-hospital research facilities

Resources
Study ID

Protocol Number: 3378

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