A qualitative study of the perceived health benefits of a therapeutic riding program for children with autism spectrum disorders
Contributor(s): Margaret Ann Stickney
Therapeutic horseback riding can be recommended as a useful health promotion intervention for individuals with disabilities who face challenges to optimal health and wellness. This qualitative study examined the perceived benefits of a therapeutic riding program for children with autism spectrum...
A qualitative study on a selected animal-assisted therapy program in occupational therapy
Contributor(s): Deceglie, Nicole M.
A qualitative study on speech language pathologists' opinions of hippotherapy
Contributor(s): Gonzalez, Christi Ana
A qualitative/quantitative study of human bereavement responses to the death of an animal companion: Educational implications, resources, guidelines and strategies. (Volumes I-III)
Contributor(s): McMahon, Sharon May (Girling)
A quantitative exploration into the effects of the human and animal connection
Contributor(s): Murrow, Brenda Lynn
A Quantitative Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions with Youth Who Have Experienced Maltreatment
Contributor(s): Meghan Elizabeth Anderson
Youth who have experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence) typically exhibit worse life outcomes (lower graduation rates, higher incident of substance use, unplanned pregnancies, etc.). Effective therapeutic interventions are important to combat these negative effects. Animal...
A quantitative study of the psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding
Contributor(s): Brannon, Lori Ann.
A quasi-needs assessment of a pet-facilitated therapy volunteer training program
Contributor(s): Wolfe, William Wesley, Sr.
A reason to enjoy life : the exploration and development of the therapeutic bond between people and canines
Contributor(s): Trujillo, Jennifer Marie
A Reference Tool for Occupational Therapists to Utilize when Planning Occupation-Based Interventions Using Animal-Assisted Therapy
Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer L. Hamre, Kathryn E. Nagorka
The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop a reference tool for occupational therapists to implement an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program utilizing small animals in preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions. A thorough literature review was completed using...
A Research Framework for the Geographic Study of Exotic Pet Mammals in the USA
Theses | Contributor(s): Gabrielle C. Tegeder
Exotic animals are not well-represented in geographic studies, even in the emerging sub-field of animal geography. With the dearth of exotic animal studies, and the relevance of exotic pets in the public consciousness and in the news, a basic, introductory study such as this is necessary to begin...
A review and synthesis of dog cognition research : the world from a dog's point of view
Theses | Contributor(s): Miles Kuiling Bensky
Driven by both applied and theoretical goals, scientific interest in canine cognition has experienced a rapid surge in popularity, especially over the last 15 years (Morell, 2009). Here we provide the most comprehensive review to date of dog cognition research, capturing all the articles (285) we...
A review of the impacts and benefits of human-animal relationships
Theses | Contributor(s): Mariah Howell
Animals, both domestic and non-domestic, have played a crucial role in our social history for thousands of years. They appear in myths and literature dating from the prehistoric times to the present, and are vital to human culture, economy, and psychology. A review of the existing literature has...
A seroepidemiological study of canine zoonoses among persons occupationally exposed to dogs
Theses | Contributor(s): Whitney Sue Krueger, Tara C. Smith (adviser)
Zoonotic diseases continue to emerge and threaten both human and animal health. Overcrowded shelters and breeding kennels create the perfect environment for amplified infectious disease transmission among dogs and present a critical opportunity for zoonotic pathogens to emerge and threaten...
A simulation study of the effect of therapeutic horseback riding : a logistic regression approach
Theses | Contributor(s): Jeanette Pauw
Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) uses the horse as a therapeutic apparatus in physical and psychological therapy. This dissertation suggests a more appropriate technique for measuring the effect of THR. A research survey of the statistical methods used to determine the effect of THR was...
A Slide in Mediated Perceptions: Pit Bulls and Collateral Fallout in the Vick Trial
Theses | Contributor(s): Bouchillon, Brandon Chase
A sociobiological analysis of human-canine attachment in an adult population
Theses | Contributor(s): Magrini, Michelle Marie
A sociology of horse-racing in Britain: a study of the social significance and organisation of British horse-racing
Theses | Contributor(s): Filby, Michael Paul
A study of animal assisted therapy/activities : the effects of therapy canines on the literacy skills of students
Theses | Contributor(s): Heffer, Jennifer T.
A study of animal-assisted therapy and weekday placement of a social therapy dog in an Alzheimer's disease unit
Theses | Contributor(s): Martin, Daun Adair