Hyvää oloa koirista! : Koirien ulkoilutus osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta
| Contributor(s):: Anna-Leena Kontiainen, Jenny Kiviniemi
Opinnäytetyön ensisijaisena tavoitteena oli selvittää miten koirien ulkoilutus voisi toimia osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta. Ajatus koirien ulkoilutuksesta mielenterveyskuntoutujien kanssa tuli Sateenkaaritalon vastaavalta ohjaajalta Riikka Hautalalta...
Defense and Prosecuting Attorney Perceptions of Facility Dogs in the Courtroom
| Contributor(s):: Kristy Melissa Donaldson
Attorneys must obtain evidence for purporting their position on a court case. Many factors are considered when working with witness testimony such as age, development, narrative recall, and retraumatization. Research has detailed the hardship of obtaining evidence during witness testimony and...
How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider
Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...
Bonding with Robotic Pets. Children's Cognitions, Emotions and Behaviors towards Pet-Robots. Applications in a Robot Assisted Quality of Life Intervention in a Pediatric Hospital
| Contributor(s):: Marta Díaz Boladeras
This dissertation addresses the emergence of emotional involvement in the interaction with social robots. More specifically, we investigate the dynamics of children bonding with robotic pets to design robot based programs to improve patients’ experience in pediatric hospitals. Pet-robots...
The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hughes Williams
The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...
The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies
| Contributor(s):: Julianne L. D'Amico
This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...
An Occupational Therapist's Manual for Animal Assisted Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Ann Marie Bilek, Hannah Osborne
According to the comprehensive literature review, animals are currently being used as an effective tool during therapy and have been reported to promote improvement with communication, behaviors, quality of life, and self esteem of different treatment populations. Since emotionally disturbed...
A Reference Tool for Occupational Therapists to Utilize when Planning Occupation-Based Interventions Using Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Hamre, Kathryn E. Nagorka
The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop a reference tool for occupational therapists to implement an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program utilizing small animals in preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions. A thorough literature review was completed using...
Intentional Integration of Service and Therapy Dogs in an Occupational Therapy Program Curriculum
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Rehovsky, Brittni Danner
This scholarly project involves the intentional integration of Buddy, the service/therapy dog of the University of North Dakota’s Occupational Therapy graduate program. This project contains researched evidence regarding the variety of benefits involved with the implementation of animal...
Incorporating Household Pets and Service Animals: Local Government Emergency Preparedness in New Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Jesse Austin Sievers
Public Law 109-308, the Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 (PETS Act), requires states and local governments seeking federal assistance to have emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals prior to a...
The Effects of Pet Visitation and Human Interaction on the Happiness of Retirement Home Residents
| Contributor(s):: Candace Jean Donaghy, Richard Tucker (adviser)
The Interspecies Family: Attitudes and Narratives
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| Contributor(s):: Nicole Lynne Owens
Families are conceptualized and accomplished in increasingly diverse ways in the 21st century. A constructionist framework was utilized to examine a widespread contemporary family form, the interspecies family. This mixed-method approach relied on both quantitative survey data and qualitative...
The Effect of Pet Ownership on ESL Students' U.S. Academic Success
| Contributor(s):: Emily Benjumea
This study examines the academic success of English as a second language (ESL) students based on ownership of and/or relationship with a pet, due to pets’ ability to benefit and support their owners. A survey was compiled for middle school, ESL students in the Fayetteville, Arkansas...
The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students
| Contributor(s):: Emily Gerace
In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...
A Vicious Cycle of Abuse: The Relationship between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty
| Contributor(s):: Leah Staley
This paper explores research on the relationship between cycles of domestic violence and animal cruelty. It not only depicts that there is an under acknowledged a relationship between the two subjects, but also considers this relationship from multiple perspectives. This paper summarizes what...
Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend
| Contributor(s):: Suzanne Spinosa
Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...
Eläinavusteinen toimintaterapia - asiakkaiden kokemuksien näkökulmasta
| Contributor(s):: Elina Vaskonen, Anna-Maaria Koiso-Kanttila
Opinnäytetyömme tarkoituksena oli kuvata asiakkaiden kokemuksia osallistumisesta toimintaterapeuttien ohjaamaan eläinavusteiseen terapiaan, jossa eläiminä on käytetty joko lemmikkieläimiä tai maatilan eläimiä, sekä kuvata...
Pilot Study on Pet Therapy and Quality of Life
| Contributor(s):: Kathy L. VanVoorhis
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of life (QOL) as an individual’s perception of his or her position in life in the context of their culture and value systems in relation to their goals and expectations. The goal of this pilot study was to determine how pet therapy can...
Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults
| Contributor(s):: Kasiani Michalopoulos