A study of the contribution of variables related to companion animals on positivity
Contributor(s): Dieker Larson, Erica Dawn
A study of the effects of pet ownership on mental health among community-dwelling senior citizens in northeast Tennessee
Contributor(s): Southerland, E. Marie
A Study of the Nutritional Effect of Grains in the Diet of a Dog
Contributor(s): Kristyn M. Souliere
The present study was designed to address the prevalence of the lack of knowledge for what owners are feeding their dogs, and to determine if grain should be within the diet. It was hypothesized that a bag of feed containing protein at no specific level, with a low level of grain will be more...
A study of the sociocultural facilitators and inhibitors affecting the development of the human-dog bond of the Wasatch front
Contributor(s): Carbajal, Ricardo E.
A study of the statutes, regulations and judicial rulings impacting the access of service animals to the public schools
Contributor(s): Mroz, Jenell A.
A study of the transference between empathy towards companion animals and empathy towards humans in children
Contributor(s): Mary A. Lind
Violence in our society is a growing concern. There is evidence of increasing violent behavior in young children. Problems such as teasing and schoolyard bullying have turned into vicious attacks and even murder. Professionals and lay persons alike have struggled for many years to understand the...
A study of use patterns, user satisfaction and willingness to pay for off-leash dog parks: Post-occupancy evaluations of four dog parks in Texas and Florida
Contributor(s): Lee, Hyung-Sook
The growing importance of dogs in people’s lives and in high-density urban environments has increased demand for a place where people and their dogs can interact and exercise together. The recent increase in the number of dog parks across the country is evidence of these demands of dog...
A study on elephant and human interactions in Kodagu, South India
Contributor(s): Malavika Hosahally Narayana
Increasing human populations have resulted in the extensive conversion of natural forests and range lands into agricultural lands, resulting in an expansion of the interface between people and elephants across the elephant range countries of Asia and Africa. This interface describes the nature of...
A summative evaluation of a dolphin assisted therapy program for children with special needs
Contributor(s): Rachel M. Dilts
This dissertation reviews the literature on the specialty area of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT), a subfield of animal assisted therapy (AAT). To date the literature on the effectiveness of DAT has been mixed although a majority of it is positive. The study was conducted with 40 parents whose...
A supplementary intervention utilizing service dogs with veterans diagnosed with PTSD: A grant proposal
Contributor(s): Dillon, Jacqueline
A survey of psychologists' attitudes, opinions, and clinical experiences with animal abuse
Contributor(s): Nelson, Pauline
A Survey of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) Communities' Attitudes Toward Human-Lion Conflict and Lion Conservation
Contributor(s): Nick M. Moghari
Local human communities within Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) were surveyed to determine prevalent attitudes toward lion conservation efforts and Uganda Wildlife Authority’s (UWA’s) Revenue Sharing Program. Other objectives of the surveys were to obtain information about the...
A survey of school counselor attitudes regarding animal-assisted interventions
Theses | Contributor(s): Morrow, Sara
Though animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have been used in many institutional settings, there is little evidence of AAI use in public schools. This study examined attitudes of school counselors regarding the incorporation of AAI into their practice. The Pet Attitude Scale Modified (PAS-M)...
A survey of the use of animal-assisted therapy as a modality in the field of occupational therapy
Theses | Contributor(s): Alfano, Teresa R.
A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate
Theses | Contributor(s): Nancy Margaret Clarke
Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented although...
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...
A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Rose
The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive implications for occupational therapy in addressing dementia-specific quality of life (QoL). This study...
A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
Theses | Contributor(s): Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...
A systematic review of the effects of psychotherapy involving equines
Theses | Contributor(s): Alison Selby
This systematic review examines the empirical literature in an emerging body of evidence for the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions involving equines across populations. Fourteen full reports in English were extracted from 103 studies accessed through sixteen electronic databases and a...
A therapeutic touch: the impact of hippotherapy on children with special needs
Theses | Contributor(s): Elizabeth J. Burkholder
Through research and investigation, the author explored the history and benefits of hippotherapy on individuals with special needs. The researcher compared horse therapy to that of other forms of Animal Assisted Therapy, or AAT, defining the key differences between hippotherapy and therapeutic...