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Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Angela Joy Felker
This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Implications for Professionals in the Field of Rehabilitation
| Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda M. Mangalavite, Thomas D. Upton (adviser)
The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been done for centuries. It wasn’t until the 20th century when people began to realize the potential the human-animal interaction had on...
Pet ownership and health
| Theses | Contributor(s): June Mcnicholas
This thesis presents three classes of mechanism that may explain reported associations between pet ownership and health benefits. The first suggests any association is noncausal.
The effect of petting a dog on cardiovascular functioning in humans : an examination of factors related to the human/dog bond
| Theses | Contributor(s): Pearson, Val
California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego, CA
Using pet support to understand the psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying the social support-reactivity link
| Theses | Contributor(s): Campo, Rebecca Ann
The University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Association of pet ownership with eating, exercise, nutritional status, and heart health of seniors
| Theses | Contributor(s): Dembicki, Diane Florence
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO