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  1. Eläinavusteisen työskentelyn käyttö kivunhoidon tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Kalberg Merili, Paasonen Antti

    Opinnäytetyön tarkoitus oli tutkia missä määrin eläinavusteisella työskentelyllä voidaan helpottaa kroonista kipua ja kipuun liittyvää ahdistusta. Tavoitteena oli, että tutkimuksen tuloksia voidaan hyödyntää...

  2. The effect of therapy dogs on children in a learning environment

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Ann Sheckler, Roberta DiHoff (adviser)

    Having a dog in school can seem exciting for many students, but can these furry companions actually help students attain higher levels of academic success? The benefits of therapy dogs in an educational setting can be seen in many research studies. Dogs in the classroom can be used to calm...

  3. A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse

    | 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...

  4. Affecting affect effectively : investigating a haptic-affect platform for guiding physiological responses

    | Contributor(s):: Joseph P. Hall

    This thesis describes the development of a platform for touch-guided anxiety management via engagement with a robot pet. An existing physiological sensor suite and “Haptic Creature” robot pet are modified to influence user physiological responses through real-time interaction guided...

  5. Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies

    | Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik

    The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...

  6. Evaluating the Media's Role in Public and Political Responses to Human-Shark Interactions in NSW, Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Sam Fraser-Baxter

    Of all animals that pose danger to humans in this world, few are more feared than sharks. Human-shark interactions are traumatic, emotional and difficult to rationalize. While rare, human-shark interactions generate a disproportionate amount of media coverage and public debate. The mass media is...

  7. Comfort of Animals: Effects of An Animal's Presence on Stress

    | Contributor(s):: Melanie R. Gillan

  8. Mitä on alpakkaterapia : toimintaterapeutin näkökulma

    | Contributor(s):: Tiia Hagman

    Opinnäytetyön aiheena on selventää tapaustutkimuksen avulla, mitä alpakkaterapia käytännössä on. Valmis työ luovutetaan alpakoita kasvattavan Lumotarhan käyttöön. Tutkimus suoritettiin haastattelemalla toimintaterapeutti Joyce...

  9. Beliefs About Animal Assisted Interventions Among Medical Social Workers

    | Contributor(s):: Gyda D. Boyd

    Animal‑Assisted Intervention (AAI) is used to significantly reduce pain, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and help ease depression in people with a range of health problems; however, it is not readily used in the hospital setting. Research involving the Human‑Animal Bond (HAB) is well...

  10. Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia

    | Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida

    O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...

  11. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  12. The Effects of the Presence of An Animal on Anxiety and Communication

    | Contributor(s):: Benjamin T. Nielsen

  13. Animal assisted interventions for people who stutter : a clinical guide

    | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Marie Robin

    The emerging field of animal assisted therapy has many potentially beneficial applications. The use of animal assisted therapy with persons who stutter has been discussed in several public forums but has not currently been investigated through empirical research. The following report will explore...

  14. Síndrome de ansiedade de separação em cães

    | Contributor(s):: Giulia Bampi

    Atualmente é crescente o número de animais de companhia acometidos pela síndorme de ansiedade de separação (SAS), condição relacionada a distúrbios no vínculo humano-animal que levam a uma hipervinculação...

  15. Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini

    Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...

  16. The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Mood and Anxiety in College Students

    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Chermak

    During this study, I tested the effects of an Animal Assisted Therapy video on participants’ mood quality and anxiety level. I hypothesized that participants who watched an AAT video would report better mood and lower anxiety than the control group. Forty three undergraduates completed two...

  17. A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction

    | Contributor(s):: Anna Hall Stewart

    The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature,  documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This  experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have  never been examined together...

  18. The effect of animal companions and state anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Heather Amber Silver

    The present study is a pilot study which examined the effects  of reading conditions (oral vs. silent), type of activity (resting  vs. reading), and the experimenter's presence (present vs. absent)  on anxiety states utilizing the State anxiety (A-State) scale of  the...

  19. TAMER: Touch-guided Anxiety Management via Engagement with a Robotic Pet- Efficacy Evaluation and the First Steps of the Interaction Design

    | Contributor(s):: Yasaman Sadat Sefidgar

    Anxiety disorders are widespread among children and adolescents, yet the existing treatments are effective for only a small proportion of the affected young population. We propose a novel idea for improving the efficacy of anxiety treatments that relies on affective touch as a therapeutic medium....

  20. The Human Intruder Test: An Anxiety Assessment in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca Mulatta)

    | Contributor(s):: Emily J. Peterson

    The human intruder test (HIT) is a noninvasive tool widely used for assessing anxiety in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). This thesis explores the HIT procedure and applies it to a population of monkeys with a self-injurious behavioral pathology. Individual variation on this test can be used to...