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dc.contributor.advisorWagenfeld, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Laura A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-22T15:05:14Z
dc.date.available2021-09-22T15:05:14Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/43048
dc.description.abstractHooves 4 Healing: The Capacity of the Horse in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a multifaceted, evidence-based program that uses horses and nature as the media for the physical, cognitive, and psychological rehabilitation of individuals who have or had breast cancer. Such vulnerabilities may occur from the cancer disease itself, as well as from the processes used to treat it. Physical vulnerabilities include decreased strength, range of motion and upper-body coordination, cardiovascular endurance, balance, and mobility. Cancer-related cognitive impairments include vulnerabilities in executive functioning such as planning, memory, attention, and problem-solving. Cancer and its treatments often elicit mental fatigue that negatively affects attention and the joy of life. Collectively, these vulnerabilities may lead to occupational imbalance through the loss of independence and engagement in important and meaningful roles and relationships. Through grooming and quiet reflective interactions with horses in outdoor environments such as paddocks or fields, Hooves 4 Healing addresses these vulnerabilities. Engaging in a novel equine-based rehabilitation program in a nonclinical environment will support participants’ physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs in a restorative, nature-rich setting, thus facilitating the return to meaningful occupations and life roles.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectOccupational therapyen_US
dc.subjectAttention Restoration Theoryen_US
dc.subjectBreast canceren_US
dc.subjectEquineen_US
dc.subjectHorseen_US
dc.subjectOccupational therapyen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.titleHooves 4 Healing: The Capacity of the Horse in Breast Cancer Rehabilitationen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2021-09-21T19:05:54Z
etd.degree.nameOccupational Therapy Doctorateen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineSargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000000167496467


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