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  1. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

    Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M.

  2. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. [Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]

    Contributor(s):: Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.

  6. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.

  7. Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals

    Contributor(s):: Mani, I., Weese, J. S.

  8. Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship with Exercise, Depression and Hopelessness in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease

    Contributor(s):: Susan L. Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A. DeVon, Nathan L. Tintle

    Background: Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in the general adult population.Objective: The objective of this study was to examine dog ownership and dog walking and their relationship with home-based and Phase II cardiac rehabilitation exercise,...

  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. Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms

    Contributor(s):: Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.

  11. Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse

    Contributor(s):: Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn

  12. Animal-assisted intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review

    Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., Guérin, Noémie A., Kirkham, Alison C.

  13. A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study

    Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem

  14. Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.

  15. Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla

  16. Effects of brief behavioural activation on approach and avoidance tendencies in acute depression: Preliminary findings

    Contributor(s):: Nasrin, Farjana, Rimes, Katharine, Reinecke, Andrea, Rinck, Mike, Barnhofer, Thorsten

  17. Effect of Pet Insects on the Psychological Health of Community-Dwelling Elderly People: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

    Contributor(s):: Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.

  18. Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

    Contributor(s):: Pamela J. Schreiner

    Animals interact with humans in multiple ways, including as therapy and service animals, commercially as livestock, as wildlife, and in zoos. But the most common interaction is as companion animals in our homes, with an estimated 180 million cats and dogs living in US households. While pet...

  19. 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...

  20. Dog Walking - The Health Benefits