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Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
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| 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,...
Effect of Pet Insects on the Psychological Health of Community-Dwelling Elderly People: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.
Department of Family Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Effect of pet insects on the psychological health of community-dwelling elderly people: a single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial
Background: There is evidence that animal-assisted therapy has positive effects on mental health, especially in elderly people. Caring for insects is easy, relatively inexpensive, and does not...
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...
[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,...
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian
British Journal of Nursing
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta
Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Katcher, A. H., Lynch, J. J., Thomas, S. A.
Article from a special issue on Human--companion animal bond
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...
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
0279-3695 (Print)0279-3695 (Linking)
College of Nursing, Rutgers, the State...
Examining effects of equine-assisted activities to help combat veterans improve quality of life [Guest Editorial]
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lanning, B. A., Krenek, N.
J Rehabil Res Dev
1938-1352 (Electronic)0748-7711 (Linking)
Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, School of Education,...
Boredom is the enemy
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hayes, N.
Nurs Older People
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Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.
1479-8301 (Electronic)1346-3500 (Linking)
Behavioural Neuroscience Unit Neurotoxicology and Neuroendocrinology Unit,...