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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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)-3
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enmarker, Ingela, Hellzén, Ove, Ekker, Knut, Berg, Anne-Grethe T.
Aging & Mental Health
Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program
| Theses | Contributor(s): Stacie Lynn Davison
The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA)...
Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pamela J. Schreiner
Animals interact with humans in multiple ways, including as therapy and service animals, commercially as livestock, as wildlife, and in zoos. But the most common interaction is as companion...
The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sophia M. Elliott
This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness,...
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
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.
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...