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  1. Influence of pet ownership on self-esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness among over 65s in Ireland

    Contributor(s):: Gráinne Nic An Mháistir

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of pet ownership on self-­‐esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness in pet owners and non-­‐owners. Data was collected from 147 participants. Data was gathered by means of self-­‐reported questionnaires that assessed...

  2. Unspoken connections: Scientists' intersubjective experiences with animals

    Contributor(s):: Siegel, Angeline M.

  3. Psychosocial-behavioral experiences of human-animal interactions for 18- to 25-year-old young adults

    Contributor(s):: London-Nunez, Bertresh A. M.

  4. Non-pharmacological approaches to alleviate distress in dementia care

    Contributor(s):: Mitchell, Gary, Agnelli, Joanne

  5. Putting local knowledge and context to work for Gunnison sage-grouse conservation

    Contributor(s):: Knapp, Corrine Noel, Cochran, James, Chapin, F. Stuart, III, Kofinas, Gary, Sayre, Nathan

  6. Survival analysis and computer simulations of lethal and contraceptive management strategies for urban deer

    Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D.

  7. Ce que les noms des chiens des sans-abris revelent de leurs maitres

    Contributor(s):: Blanchard, C.

    In recent years, a frustrating new trend has been observed by those working with homeless people in developed cities: the emergence of a growing group of wandering dog-owners whose lives are highly impacted by their bond to the animal. In this study, we take a close look at the dogs' names to...

  8. Homeless people with dogs: what can be learned from the animals' names?Ce que les noms des chiens des sans-abris revelent de leurs maitres

    Contributor(s):: Blanchard, C.

    In recent years, a frustrating new trend has been observed by those working with homeless people in developed cities: the emergence of a growing group of wandering dog-owners whose lives are highly impacted by their bond to the animal. In this study, we take a close look at the dogs' names to...

  9. An investigation of a brief life satisfaction scale with elementary school children

    Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren

  10. The effect of service dogs on the occupational performance and life satisfaction of individuals with spinal cord injuries

    Contributor(s):: Roth, Stephanie Lynne

  11. Animal-assisted intervention in dementia care home residents

    Contributor(s):: Wesenberg, Sandra, Werner, Jillian, Beckmann, Antje, Gerner, A., Nestmann, Frank, Holthoff, Vjera

  12. Book Review of Lucy Let’s Go: Helping Children Love a Pet Through Death and Dying

    Contributor(s):: Gilbert, Richard B.

  13. Living with companion animals after stroke: experiences of older people in community and primary care nursing

    Contributor(s):: Johansson, Maria, Ahlström, Gerd, Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin

  14. On the record

    Contributor(s):: Cook, Vicki

  15. Consistency in European seabass coping styles: a life-history approach

    Contributor(s):: Ferrari, S., Millot, S., Leguay, D., Chatain, B., Begout, M. L.

    Recent years have seen a growth of interest in the consistent differences in individual behaviour over time and contexts constituting the so-called "individual coping styles". An understanding of this inter-individual variation is essential to improve our knowledge of the adaptive value of...

  16. Refinement of welfare through development of a quantitative system for assessment of lifetime experience

    Contributor(s):: Wolfensohn, S., Sharpe, S., Hall, I., Lawrence, S., Kitchen, S., Dennis, M.

    This paper proposes a system that uses intrinsic study data to provide a clear visualisation of the stresses involved during the animal's life history that can be applied to all types of studies, even those not requiring invasive techniques. Thus, it provides an opportunity for researchers to...

  17. You gotta crack a few eggs

    Contributor(s):: Faa-Thompson, Tracie, Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  18. A Variation on the Story of the Mustard Seed

    Contributor(s):: Lehman, Kate, Balk, David E.

    Reviews the book "Responding to Loss: A Resource for Caregivers," by Adolf Hansen (2004). The author states that the central thesis of his book is "to live is to experience loss. To survive is to learn how to respond". One of the strengths of the book is a concerted effort by the author to be...

  19. 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...

  20. Animal assisted activities for geriatric patients

    Contributor(s):: Steed, Heather N., Smith, Barbara S.

    Older individuals may experience decreased quality of life and increased stress related to life transitions. These include change of residences, the loss of a spouse and/or personal possessions. With these transitions, a decline in physical and emotional health may occur due to social isolation,...