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Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)-3
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enmarker, Ingela, Hellzén, Ove, Ekker, Knut, Berg, Anne-Grethe T.
Aging & Mental Health
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...
Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Thodberg, Karen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University,...
Household pets and depression among urban adolescents
| Theses | Contributor(s): Mary M. Nevin-Haas
This study was designed to describe the prevalence of depression among a group of adolescents and examine the relationships between depression and presence of pets in the home, primary ownership...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
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Institute of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
Companion-animals' effectiveness in managing chronic pain in adult community members
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bradley, L., Bennett, P. C.
Therapy animals have been found to alleviate pain in healthcare settings, but companion-animal owners report greater discomfort and use more analgesics than people who do not own one or more...
Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.
J Am Vet Med Assoc
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210.
The psychological and physiological effects of using a therapy dog in mindfulness training
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Henry, C. L., Crowley, S. L.
The present study was a randomized controlled trial examining the psychological and physiological effects of adding animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction...
Paws of War
Paws of War's mission is to train and place shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our United States military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war such as PTSD. In...
[The psychiatric aspects of animal assisted therapy]
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Banszky, N., Kardos, E., Rozsa, L., Gerevich, J.
Az allatok altal asszisztalt terapiak pszichiatriai vonatkozasai.
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Addiktologiai Kutato Intezet, Budapest,...
Reduced anxiety during dog assisted interviews in acute schizophrenic patients
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lang, U. E., Jansen, J. B., Wertenauer, F., Gallinat, J., Rapp, M. A.
European Journal of Integrative Medicine
[Lang, UE; Jansen, JB; Wertenauer, F; Gallinat, J; Rapp, MA] Charite, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, D-10117...
The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
[Robinson, H; Broadbent, E] Univ Auckland, Dept Psychol Med, Auckland 1, New Zealand [MacDonald,...
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf...
Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.
Aging & mental health
a Department of Health Sciences , Nord-Trondelag University College , Steinkjer , Norway.
Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks...
Dog-assisted intervention significantly reduces anxiety in hospitalized patients with major depression.
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoffmann, Andreas O.M., Lee, Ah Hyung, Wertenauer, Florian, Ricken, Roland, Jansen, Joanna J., Gallinat, Juergen, Lang, Undine E.
European Journal of Integrative Medicine
Correspondence to Lang, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité...
Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
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College of Nursing, Rutgers, the State...
And then the dog died
| Journal Articles | 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...
Objective: Depression constitutes a major health problem for older people, in this study defined as people 65 years of age and older. Previous studies have shown that mental health among older...