The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Katcher, A. H., Lynch, J. J., Thomas, S. A.
Article from a special issue on Human--companion animal bond
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf coast of the United States in late August, 2005, was such a disaster. This study assessed the...
Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately 24 months. As the puppies mature into...
What is suffering in animals?
Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Appleby, M. C., Sandoe, P.
In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...
Dog-assisted intervention significantly reduces anxiety in hospitalized patients with major depression.
Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, Andreas O.M., Lee, Ah Hyung, Wertenauer, Florian, Ricken, Roland, Jansen, Joanna J., Gallinat, Juergen, Lang, Undine E.
Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women
Contributor(s):: Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
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...
Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3
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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...
Encouraging social interaction among depressed nursing home residents
Contributor(s):: John, C. H.
This paper will examine different strategies for developing social interaction among depressed nursing home residents. Examples of various activities will also be discussed.
Important elements in farm animal-assisted interventions for persons with clinical depression: A qualitative interview study
Contributor(s):: Pedersen, Ingeborg, Ihlebæk, Camilla, Kirkevold, Marit
Purpose: The main aim of this study was to obtain participants’ own experience of a farm animal-assisted intervention, and what they perceived as important elements in relation to their mental health. Method: A qualitative study, inspired by a phenomenological-hermeneutical perspective was...
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...
Practices of therapists using equine facilitated/assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of adolescents diagnosed with depression: A qualitative study
Contributor(s):: Frame, Deborah L.
Hounds Healing Heroes
Hounds Healing Heroes is a group of Volunteers who understand how healing owning a dog can be for someone needing emotional support, from the effects of PTSD, TBI, or Depression. We pair up rescue dogs with Veterans for emotional support. We accept dogs into our program that generally are...
Anticipatory grief and pet loss preparation
Contributor(s):: Gardner, M., McVety, D.
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...
Az allatasszisztalt intervencio hatasa gerincveloserult szemelyek rehabilitaciojaban
Contributor(s):: Zsoldos, A., Satori, A., Zana, A.
Examining effects of equine-assisted activities to help combat veterans improve quality of life [Guest Editorial]
Contributor(s):: Lanning, B. A., Krenek, N.
Goodbye, Brecken: A story about the death of a pet
Contributor(s):: Lupton, David