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Mar 02 2017
Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits
Mar 01 2017
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
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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...
Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms
Contributor(s):: Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.
Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse
Contributor(s):: Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn
Animal-assisted intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review
Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., Guérin, Noémie A., Kirkham, Alison C.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment
Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program
Contributor(s):: Stacie Lynn Davison
The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA) programs. The final sample included 57 residents at assisted-living centers in California, most of whom...
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...
The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients
Contributor(s):: Sophia M. Elliott
This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairments as well as the increase in well-being and happiness in...
Household pets and depression among urban adolescents
Contributor(s):: Mary M. Nevin-Haas
This study was designed to describe the prevalence of depression among a group of adolescents and examine the relationships between depression and presence of pets in the home, primary ownership of pets and perceived degree of attachment to the pets by the subjects. The coping conceptual...