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05 Feb 2013 | Programs
The Argus Institute is a specialized service offering client support within the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Founded in 1984, our unique program is one of the longest standing, most …
Effects of animal-assisted therapy for responding to passive behavior in elderly nursing home residents with dementia: A single subject design study
18 Dec 2012 | Theses | Contributor(s): Cherie Ann Soprano
Passive behavior (PB) is a behavioral disturbance that affects 61 to 88 percent of nursing home residents (NHRs) with dementia. PB in persons with dementia (PWD) often leads to such negative …
Animal assisted therapy and its effects on the elderly
18 Dec 2012 | Theses | Contributor(s): Laura A. Locker
"Another type of AAT is a non-institutional program for older adults Animal companionship is extremely important for all people, but it is especial important for the elderly. Many people think that …
Animal-assisted therapy as an intervention for reducing depression among long-term care residents
17 Dec 2012 | Theses | Contributor(s): Angela Condit
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of animal-assisted intervention on reducing depression and loneliness among older adults residing in a long-term care facility. Forty-eight …
Becoming relationally effective: High-risk boys in animal-assisted therapy
17 Dec 2012 | Theses | Contributor(s): Abbey Ann Schneider
This study was conducted to formally evaluate the effectiveness of the Human Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC, 2010), an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) intervention based in 23 elementary schools in the …
Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders: effects on self-efficacy, coping ability and quality of life, a randomized controlled trial
12 Jun 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bente Berget, Oivind Ekeberg, Bjarne O Braastad
Background: The benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) for humans with mental disorders have been well-documented using cats and dogs, but there is a complete lack of controlled studies using …