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Farm animal-assisted intervention: Relationship between work and contact with farm animals and change in depression, anxiety, and self-efficacy among persons with clinical depression
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Contributor(s):: Pedersen, Ingeborg, Nordaunet, Trine, Martinsen, Egil Wilhelm, Berget, Bente, Braastad, Bjarne O.
Pet attachment and dissociation
Contributor(s):: Brown, S. E., Katcher, A. H.
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.
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...
Contributor(s):: Gouva, E., Ergolavou, A., Paschos, I., Perdikaris, C., Nathanailides, C., Damigou, N., Athanasopoulou, F.
Dolphin therapy emerged during the 1950s. The work of Dr. John Lilly played an important role, since he investigated the impact of dolphins on disabled people. From 1978 onwards, the therapeutic aid of dolphins was further advanced, especially after the success of Dr Davis Nathanson with...
Dolphins for the doldrums?
What is animal welfare?
Contributor(s):: McGlone, J. J.
Animal suffering: the appraisal and control of depression and distress in livestock
Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.
Development of the pet bereavement questionnaire
Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Padilla, Y.
The death of a pet can be a significant stressor for some people and is a known risk factor for depression. The Pet Bereavement Questionnaire (PBQ) was developed to fill the need for a brief, acceptable, well-validated instrument for use in studies of the psychological impact of losing a pet....
Do animal-assisted activities effectively treat depression? A meta-analysis
Contributor(s):: Souter, M. A., Miller, M. D.
We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for reducing depressive symptoms in humans. To be included in the meta-analysis, studies had to demonstrate random assignment, include a comparison/control group, use...
Dolphin-assisted therapy: more flawed data and more flawed conclusions
Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O.
Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) is an increasingly popular choice of treatment for illness and developmental disabilities by providing participants with the opportunity to swim or interact with live captive dolphins. Two reviews of DAT (Marino and Lilienfeld  and Humphries ) concluded...
Effect of aquariums on electroconvulsive therapy patients
Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Rasmussen, K. G., Best, A. M.
This study investigated the effect of an aquarium on pretreatment anxiety, fear, frustration and depression in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) patients. 42 patients consecutively referred for ECT were rotated between rooms with and without aquaria. Self-reported measures of depression, anxiety,...
How depressive moods affect the behavior of singly living persons toward their cats
Contributor(s):: Rieger, G., Turner, D. C.
This study investigated how depressive feelings affect the behavior of singly living persons toward their cats. Data from 47 women and 49 men, who were visited at home for one two-hour observation session, were used for the analyses. Just prior to and after the observations, participants filled...
Pet companionship and depression: results from a United States Internet sample
Contributor(s):: Tower, R. B., Nokota, M.
Using Internet survey data from 2,291 respondents from the United States, we examined socio-demographic predictors of living with a cat or dog. Logistic regressions showed that, for men, being married, living with children, being Midwestern and non-urban increased odds of living with a pet. For...
Pet therapy effects on oncological day hospital patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment
Contributor(s):: Orlandi, M., Trangeled, K., Mambrini, A., Tagliani, M., Ferrarini, A., Zanetti, L., Tartarini, R., Pacetti, P., Cantore, M.
Background: Pet therapy is utilised to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic diseases. The impact of AAA (animal-assisted activities), a kind of pet therapy, on oncological patients submitted to chemotherapy was evaluated. Patients and Methods: Two groups of patients receiving...
Singly living people and their cats: a study of human mood and subsequent behavior
Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C., Rieger, G.
We sought to examine how cat owners' moods correlated with subsequent interactions with their cats. Such a relationship has not been previously documented. Data from 47 women and 49 men living alone with their cats were collected. Participants were visited at their homes for one two-hour session...
Horses as healers
Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.