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  1. Maneig dels símptomes psicològics i conductuals de la demència en persones institucionalitzades: disseny d'una intervenció de teràpia assistida amb gossos

    Theses | Contributor(s): Danae Montañés Bernad

    L’envelliment de la població comportarà un gran augment en la prevalença de demències, i més en pacients institucionalitzats. Les repercussions de la malaltia, que no només afecten la persona, sinó també l’entorn sociofamiliar,...

  2. Occupational Stress & Compassion Fatigue: The effects on workers in animal-related occupations

    Theses | Contributor(s): Rebekah Scotney

    The study of occupational stress and compassion fatigue in personnel working in animal related occupations has gained momentum over the last decade. The impact of these conditions on employee mental wellbeing, workplace productivity and morale is notable and has become more recognised by those...

  3. Modeling perceived risk from coyotes among Chicago residents

    Theses | Contributor(s): Molly Spacapan

    Coyote management in urban areas has become a concern for wildlife professionals. In the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Region (GCMR) wildlife professionals have received an increased number of complaints from residents. Based on cultural theory and cognitive hierarchy theory, we hypothesized that...

  4. Contribuição para o reconhecimento da dor oncológica em cães : possíveis indicadores de qualidade de vida e bem-estar

    Theses | Contributor(s): Catarina Sofia Ferreira Duarte

    A avaliação da dor nos animais de companhia é complexa e desafiante, existindo poucos estudos relativos à dor oncológica. O objectivo deste estudo consistiu pois na investigação de possíveis indicadores da qualidade de vida e bem-estar em...

  5. The effects of pets on schizophrenics in a day treatment program

    Theses | Contributor(s): Carol Lynne Eyster

    In an effort to record the therapeutic effects of animals, three rabbits were introduced into a group therapy setting. Eight subjects (two female, six male) having the diagnosis of schizophrenia, chronic type and participating in a day treatment program were observed by four trained observers....

  6. A Systematic Assessment of Stress and Attention via short-term Canine Association: Differences Between Cognitive Functioning, Performance and Subjective Experience

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristin Marie Finkbeiner

    Humans have coexisted with animals since the beginning, with their relationship evolving over time from one that was predatory-based (i.e. eat or be eaten), to fascination, to domestication, to integration into modern day society as pets or pests (Serpell, 1995). Many people recognize that...

  7. Avaluació de l'efectivitat de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos al tractament de fisioteràpia per a pacients amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica

    Theses | Contributor(s): Susanna Peiris Bevers

    L’objectiu d’aquest estudi és avaluar els efectes de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos en el tractament de nens amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica. Es tracta d’un assaig clínic aleatoritzat, longitudinal i de...

  8. Equine Assisted Activities or Therapy: Towards a Future Curriculum

    Theses | Contributor(s): Anita Shkedi

    Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAA/T) is a non-invasive treatment modality recommended by the medical and educational community for a subset of challenged children and adults. As its popularity increases, so too are the concerns among stakeholders and the medical and educational...

  9. Efeitos secundários da quimioterapia antineoplásica e seu impacto na qualidade de vida em cães e gatos com doença oncológica

    Theses | Contributor(s): Pedro de Sousa Dâmaso da Silveira

    Em Medicina Veterinária, a crescente prevalência de doenças neoplásicas vem provocar um aumento exponencial da realização de quimioterapia antineoplásica em cães e gatos. O uso de fármacos antineoplásicos está,...

  10. The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone

    Theses | Contributor(s): Tess Reed

    Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact of owning a cat or a dog for persons aged 65 or older who resided alone. Nine participants, two...

  11. The Dolphin-Human connection: Embassy or Zoo-without-walls?

    Theses | Contributor(s): Clark Scott Taylor

    Dolphins and humans are interacting more now than at any time in history. The challenges that arise in attempting to provide for, preserve, and protect the simple experience of an interaction with a dolphin are many. To do so requires in-depth research, and thoughtful solutions designed to...

  12. Pet facilitated therapy and the therapeutic relationship: participant perspectives

    Theses | Contributor(s): Laurie Heather Baird

    This qualitative study examines Pet Facilitated Therapy (PFT) from the perspective of the participant/client in an initial counselling session. The use of the human-animal bond to facilitate therapy is a relatively new and growing field. Existing research has focused on quantitative measures,...

  13. L'Assetjament escolar a través de les teràpies assistides amb animals

    Theses | Contributor(s): Andrea Girabal i Escámez

    Aquest treball de recerca pretén investigar la principal problemàtica que trobem actualment a les aules i centres educatius, l’assetjament escolar. L’objectiu és conèixer com les Teràpies Assistides amb Animals, poden contribuir en aquest...

  14. Assessing dogs using a temperament test - will training affect the outcome? : a test-retest trial as a forensic tool

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sophie Luisa Fechner

    Temperament Tests can be a forensic tool as they are often used to clarify legal cases in which dogs were allegedly involved in circumstances of aggression towards humans or other dogs. The test used in this study, the standardized temperament test of Lower Saxony, a battery type test of 36...

  15. Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandre Margarido Pargana

    Actualmente, a doença oncológica é uma das principais causas de morte em canídeos e felídeos. A cirurgia é o método mais antigo e, ainda hoje, de maior sucesso no tratamento de neoplasias, podendo também ser usada como método...

  16. The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for the aggressive child

    Theses | Contributor(s): Karin Bronkhorst

    This dissertation employs a case study research design and reviews literature from the field of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with an emphasis on equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), as a possible therapeutic alternative for treating inappropriate aggressive behaviour in a young boy. The...

  17. Distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo em cães

    Theses | Contributor(s): João Ricardo Ferreira Teotónio

    Os distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo são comuns, induzem sofrimento nos animais e prejudicam os laços afectivos com os seus donos. O presente estudo procurou, por um lado, avaliar o envolvimento de variáveis intrínsecas e extrínsecas no...

  18. Examining the relationship between puppy raisers and guide dogs in training

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jamie Lynne Fratkin

    Dogs play a unique role in the lives of humans. Many people form positive relationships with dogs but some do not. In working dogs, the relationship that dogs form with humans is particularly important due to the trust people need to put in their dogs. The aim of this dissertation was examine...

  19. The development of an on-site spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation as a means of rabies prevention

    Theses | Contributor(s): G. Robert Weedon

    The goal of this paper is to address the issue of pet overpopulation as a means of preventing rabies in a community, and to describe the process of developing an onsite spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation. Additionally, it is hoped that this project will...

  20. Humanos e não-humanos: o aprendizado de novas sensibilidades e responsabilidades em nossas relações de estimação

    Theses | Contributor(s): Luciana de Sant'Anna Dall'Agnol

    A educação e a cultura são processos inerentes e transformadores um ao outro, fazendo com que as mudanças em nossa sociedade exijam uma contínua renovação de conhecimentos e (re) adaptação a um mundo em constante...