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A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts...
Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sandy M. Branson, Lisa Boss, Stanley Cron, Dennis C. Turner
Background: Companion animals may reduce depression and loneliness in socially isolated homebound older adults. However, whether owning a cat or dog is more beneficial in this population remains...
Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues
| Theses | Contributor(s): Min Hooi Yong
Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective...
Beliefs About Animal Assisted Interventions Among Medical Social Workers
| Theses | Contributor(s): Gyda D. Boyd
Animal‑Assisted Intervention (AAI) is used to significantly reduce pain, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and help ease depression in people with a range of health problems; however, it is...
Biophilia: the Therapeutic Value of Animals in the Treatment of Depression
| Theses | Contributor(s): Christian Antonioli
Background: To date there has been limited evidence on the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This thesis comprises two studies: A randomized, single blind, controlled trial...
Eficácia da intervenção assistida por animais na autopercepção de saúde, autoestima, sintomas depressivos e qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em idosos residentes em instituição de longa permanência
| Theses | Contributor(s): Renata Coelho Freire Batista Queiroz
O envelhecimento populacional e as mudanças na dinâmica familiar estão levando um número maior de pessoas a residirem em Instituições de Longa...
Investigation of the Effects of Service Dogs on Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs
| Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Marie Reinsfelder
With modern medicine and advances in technology, people are living longer and expecting a higher quality of life. Individuals may not be receiving the ideal assistive devices because they are not...
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these...
[Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.
Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Klinikum der Universitat zu Koln.
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry
School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia.
Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mani, I., Weese, J. S.
Am Fam Physician
Brookline Animal Hospital, Brookline, MA, USA.Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario,...
Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Theses | Contributor(s): Alba Méndez Moreno
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common, incurable neurodevelopmental disorder impairing the individual’s capacity of social communication and interaction. There is not any...
Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia
| Theses | Contributor(s): Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida
O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a...
Terapia asistida con animales en pacientes oncológicos: una revisión bibliográfica
| Theses | Contributor(s): María Marco Oliver
El cáncer causa desajustes psicológicos y emocionales debido a su naturaleza crónica. Los pacientes oncológicos tienen una alta prevalencia de padecer algún...
Will Animal Assisted Therapy Result in Shorter Length of Stay for Hospitalized Patients and Improve Basic Needs Status and Physical Outcomes Such as Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Pain?
| Theses | Contributor(s): Mary Lynn Zaremba
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been thought to have a therapeutic effect upon humans, especially those individuals who are confined due to age or illness. Human-animal contact encourages...
Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship with Exercise, Depression and Hopelessness in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Susan L. Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A. DeVon, Nathan L. Tintle
Background: Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in the general adult population.
Objective: The objective of this study was to examine dog ownership and...
Scatter Joy Acres
Scatter Joy Acres Offers:
an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.
a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural...
Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ingeborg Pedersen
Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and...
Grieving the loss of a pet
| Pamphlets | Contributor(s): Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)
Bereavement information leaflet on coping with the death of a pet. Leaflet 15 of 15