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  1. And then the dog died

    Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.

    Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...

  2. Animal-assisted activity among patients with cancer: effects on mood, fatigue, self-perceived health, and sense of coherence

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Meadows, R. L., Haubner, J. S., Sevedge, K.

  3. Animal-assisted interventions in internal and rehabilitation medicine: a review of the recent literature

    Contributor(s):: Munoz Lasa, S., Ferriero, G., Brigatti, E., Valero, R., Franchignoni, F.

  4. Animal-Assisted Therapy Ameliorates Anhedonia in Schizophrenia Patients

    Contributor(s):: Nathans-Barel, Inbar, Feldman, Pablo, Berger, Barry, Modai, Ilan, Silver, Henry

  5. Anticipatory grief and pet loss preparation

    Contributor(s):: Gardner, M., McVety, D.

  6. Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?

    Contributor(s):: Hunt, M. G., Chizkov, R. R.

    Despite an increase in the popularity of animal-assisted therapy, little is known about the impact of animals on processes relevant to effective psychotherapy. This study tested the impact of having a dog present on process variables relevant to cognitive behavioral therapy, including emotional...

  7. Back to the dogs

    Contributor(s):: Tatschl, C., Finsterer, J., Stollberger, C.

  8. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  9. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  10. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  11. Boredom is the enemy

    Contributor(s):: Hayes, N.

  12. Characterization of interaction between owner and dog treated at the veterinary hospital of Federal University of Uberlandia

    Contributor(s):: Santana, J. A., Castro, I. P. de, Almeida, L. P. de

    Increasing urbanization has increased the proximity of people with dogs. An inappropriate interaction between them can be the cause of several behavioral disorders such as aggression and depression by both the man and the animal. Thus, we proposed to conduct a survey to assess the management and...

  13. Companion-animals' effectiveness in managing chronic pain in adult community members

    Contributor(s):: Bradley, L., Bennett, P. C.

    Therapy animals have been found to alleviate pain in healthcare settings, but companion-animal owners report greater discomfort and use more analgesics than people who do not own one or more companion animals. To investigate this anomaly, 173 adults completed an online survey that included...

  14. 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...

  15. Complementary medicine in cancer care: adding a therapy dog to the team

    Contributor(s):: Marcus, D. A.

  16. DAWG Foundation

    The DAWG Foundation was formed with the mission of providing a companion canines for US military veterans (and select First Responders) battling PTSD.  The companion canine will be well trained by DAWG Foundation-approved trainers, and will provide everything from simple companionship and...

  17. Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3

    Contributor(s):: Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.

    Objective: Depression constitutes a major health problem for older people, in this study defined as people 65 years of age and older. Previous studies have shown that mental health among older people who live with animals could be improved, but contrary results exist as well. Therefore, the...

  18. Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners

    Contributor(s):: Sandy M. Branson, Lisa Boss, Stanley Cron, Dennis C. Turner

    Background: Companion animals may reduce depression and loneliness in socially isolated homebound older adults. However, whether owning a cat or dog is more beneficial in this population remains unknown.Materials and Methods: Pet attachment and the levels of depressive symptoms and loneliness...

  19. Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

  20. Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care

    Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.