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Table 1 Inclusion/Exclusion criteria

From: The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
English language paper Not an English language paper
Primary data Not primary data (e.g. systematic or review article/opinion piece)
Peer reviewed journal article/conference paper/research dissertation Not a peer reviewed journal article (e.g. books/book chapters)
Related to pet ownership and domestic animals Studies unrelated to pet ownership (e.g. Animal assisted therapy which does not involve the direct ownership of domestic animals)
Related to the impact of pet ownership on diagnosed mental health conditions or co-morbid mental health related to long-term physical conditions. Not related to the impact of pet ownership on diagnosed mental health conditions or mental health components of long-term physical conditions or the nature of the sample was unclear.