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Will Animal Assisted Therapy Result in Shorter Length of Stay for Hospitalized Patients and Improve Basic Needs Status and Physical Outcomes Such as Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Pain?
Contributor(s):: Mary Lynn Zaremba
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been thought to have a therapeutic effect upon humans, especially those individuals who are confined due to age or illness. Human-animal contact encourages socialization for the lonely; it promotes movement in the relatively immobile, and may serve as a memory...
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,...
Scatter Joy Acres
Scatter Joy Acres Offers:an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves...
Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression
Contributor(s):: Ingeborg Pedersen
Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and concentration and reduced self-esteem. The consequences are substantial both for each individual and for...
Grieving the loss of a pet
Contributor(s):: Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)
Bereavement information leaflet on coping with the death of a pet. Leaflet 15 of 15
Mar 03 2017
Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits
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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...
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
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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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