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Self-Efficacy and Equine Assisted Therapy: A Single Subject Study
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Contributor(s):: Jessica H. Geddes, Sandra Jenkins PhD (adviser), Michel Hersen Phd ABPP (adviser)
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) is growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional talk therapy in treating a range of presenting concerns; however, there is little empirical research to support its use. In this study, the author added to the body of empirical literature on EAT’s...
The Effects of Canine Therapy on Academics, Behavior, and Motivation of Students
Contributor(s):: Maria Rector
The purpose of this study was to determine whether canine therapy provided by the B.A.R.K.S. program was effective in increasing reading achievement, impacting the motivation of students while participating in therapy, and decreasing off-task behaviors in the classroom. This study focused on...
Circles of pain: The development of concepts regarding animals and their sociohistoric consequences
Contributor(s):: Jones, Mary Elizabeth
The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives
Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Motives and Rewards
Contributor(s):: Kailee Victoria Collins
Animal-assisted therapy is a complimentary therapy utilized in health care to provide goal-directed therapy using dogs. The purpose of this study was to understand what motivates individuals to being animal-assisted volunteering and rewards that encourage and sustain animal-assisted volunteering....
Population Status of Gelada Baboon and Human-Wildlife Conflict in and around Denkoro Forest, Ethiopia
Contributor(s):: Adem Mussa
This study was aimed at determining population status of gelada baboon and human - wildlife conflict around Denkoro Forest. The study was conducted from August 2008 to March 2009. The main objective was to find out gelada baboon population by age and sex classes. The second was to identify if...
Seroepidemiological Study of Brucellosis in Humans and Dairy Cattle in Addis Ababa
Contributor(s):: Kassahun Jiksa
Sero-epidemiological study of brucellosis was conducted on occupationally exposed humans and dairy cattle in Addis Ababa. A total of 336 human individuals were screened by Rose Bengal Plate Test. Those found to be positive were further subjected to 2-MET. Similarly, 552 sexually matured dairy...
Habitat Use and Diet of Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) and Human-Carnivore Conflict in Guassa Community Conservation Area, Menz
Contributor(s):: Simeneh Getachew
The study was aimed at revealing the day time habitat use and diet of golden jackal (Canis aureus) and human - carnivore conflict around Guassa-Menz Community Conservation Area. Data were collected from October, 2009 to April, 2010. Day time habitat use of golden jackal was recorded through focal...
Human-Wildlife (The Ethiopian Wolf and Gelada Baboon) Conflict In and Around the Simien Mountains National Park
Contributor(s):: Yihune Mesele
This study documents human-wildlife (the Ethiopian wolf and gelada baboon) conflict in and around the Simien Mountains National Park. Data were collected in between September, 2005 up to March, 2006 with fragmented short term stay by means of face-to-face questionnaire interview and by direct...
Human-Wildlife Conflict Involving Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) and Gelada Baboon (Theropithicus gelada) in and around Guassa Community Comservation Area, North Shoa, Ethiopia
Contributor(s):: Andarge Engedasew
A study on human - wildlife conflict involving Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) and gelada baboon (Theropithicus gelada) in and around Guassa Community Conservation Area was conducted from September, 2009 to May, 2010. The objective of this study was to fill information gap on human wildlife...
Zoonotic Disease in Ohio: Surveillance, Preparation, and Response
Contributor(s):: Erik B. Balster
This paper examines the state of public health preparation and response capacity to zoonotic infectious disease in the state of Ohio. A comprehensive literature review of zoonotic disease emergence and re-emergence, the National Veterinary Stockpile (NVS), the One Health Initiative, emergency...
Prevalence of Potential Zoonotic Enteric Bacterial Pathogens in Dogs and Cats and Factors Associated with Potential Transmission Between Animals and Humans
Contributor(s):: Omaima Maamoun Ahmed
With the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), concerns about dangers of pet ownership have increased. Zoonotic organisms associated with cats and dogs, may cause life-threatening infections in immuosuppressed human beings. The...
Do Dogs Increase Learning? The Effect of Therapy Dogs on Academic Stress and Spanish Second Language Learning
Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry
Numerous physiological changes occur during periods of high stress and learning Spanish as a second language in a classroom setting may induce significant levels of academic stress. A possible solution is the use of therapy dogs in second language classes since therapy dogs are known to lower...
Examining Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Africa: Causes and Options for Coexistence
Contributor(s):: M. Zoe Warner
Though African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), efforts to protect and conserve the species have been complicated by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Land conflicts may be the greatest...
Embracing broader concepts of knowledge, home, and animal: An introduction to ecopsychologically oriented material and recommendations for psychological study
Contributor(s):: Skoczek, Christianna
Relationships between pet ownership, physical activity, and human health in elderly persons
Contributor(s):: Thorpe, Roland James, Jr.
Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Therapists' Perspectives
Contributor(s):: Nichole M. Budahn, Valandra (adviser)
Animal-assisted therapy has frequently been used with children who have autism spectrum disorder. This study examined animal-assisted therapists’ perceptions of effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy with children who have DSM-IV mental health diagnoses. The researcher recruited self-identified...
An epidemiologic study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in companion animals
Contributor(s):: Christina L Still, Susan Sanchez (adviser)
Increases in antimicrobial resistance among Staphylococcus genus is of growing concern in both human and veterinary medicine, principally because of the recent emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Veterinary medicine has seen a parallel increase in the number of...
The effect of a therapy dog on the effectiveness of a child life intervention with adolescents experiencing grief and loss
Contributor(s):: Jenna Teso, Craig LeCroy (adviser)
The experience of grief and loss is a process that can be extremely distressing to anyone, regardless of age. This may be especially true for youth. This study was designed and conducted to determine the effects of a therapy dog as a therapeutic adjunct in Child Life interventions with...
A summative evaluation of a dolphin assisted therapy program for children with special needs
Contributor(s):: Rachel M. Dilts
This dissertation reviews the literature on the specialty area of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT), a subfield of animal assisted therapy (AAT). To date the literature on the effectiveness of DAT has been mixed although a majority of it is positive. The study was conducted with 40 parents whose...