Promoting mealtime function in people with dementia: A systematic review of studies undertaken in residential aged care
Contributor(s):: Fetherstonhaugh, D., Haesler, E., Bauer, M.
Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog
Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.
Integrative commentary II: Shared neurobiological mechanisms and social interactions in human-animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Of feral cats and pet cats
Contributor(s):: Bruce A. Vojak
Early last summer an article in our local newspaper caught my eye. Some well-deserved visibility was given to my friend, Dick Warner (Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences), for the findings arising from his study of ferali and pet cats. Dick and his colleagues...
Effects of horse-riding exercise on balance, gait, and activities of daily living in stroke patients
Contributor(s):: Yong-Nam, Kim, Dong-Kyu, Lee
Brown bear and human recreational use of trails in Anchorage, Alaska
Contributor(s):: Coltrane, Jessica A., Sinnott, Rick
Characterization of assistance dogs (guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs) in PortugalCaraterizacao dos caes de assistencia (caes-guia, caes para surdos e caes de servico) em Portugal
Contributor(s):: Carmo, S. A. P. do, Fonseca, I. M. S. P. da, Rosa, I. M. N. G.
Today's society increasingly tries to provide a way to ease and improve the quality of the human being life with disabilities, like the use of assistance dogs. Guide dogs help blind people, hearing dogs assist people with severe hearing difficulties and service dogs help people with mobility,...
Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism
Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.
How feasible is it to compare effects of companion dogs and service dogs on quality of life in people with movement disorders?
Contributor(s):: Spence, Helen Ruth
Physical activity and welfare of guide dogs and walking activity of their partners
Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, M., Yamamoto, M. M., Hart, L. A.
Appropriate physical activity is beneficial for physical and psychosocial wellbeing, and it is recommended for people to have 30 minutes of activity on most days of the week, to yield 150 minutes per week. Getting sufficient physical activity particularly challenges people with visual...
Meaningful Activities in the Nursing Home
Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E., Philpot, C. D., Gill, D., Berg-Weger, M.
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
Evaluation of a novel canine activity monitor for at-home physical activity analysis
Contributor(s):: Jonathan M. Yashari, Colleen G. Duncan, Felix M. Duerr
Background: Accelerometers are motion-sensing devices that have been used to assess physical activity in dogs. However, the lack of a user-friendly, inexpensive accelerometer has hindered the widespread use of this objective outcome measure in veterinary research. Recently, a smartphone-based,...
Is that fear? Domestic dogs' use of social referencing signals from an unfamiliar person
Contributor(s):: Yong, MinHooi, Ruffman, T.
The aim of this study was to investigate whether dogs could successfully interpret a 'social referencing' cue (either happiness or fear) toward an object after viewing a human emotional expression. Fearful expressions are more likely to be unfamiliar to dogs, and thus they may not understand the...
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Overview: Research & Findings
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that afflicts some people who live through or see a traumatic event. In PTSD, the natural “fight-or-flight” response is...
Effect of equestrian therapy and onotherapy in physical and psycho-social performances of adults with intellectual disability: a preliminary study of evaluation tools based on the ICF classification
Contributor(s):: Borioni, N., Marinaro, P., Celestini, S., Del Sole, F., Magro, R., Zoppi, D., Mattei, F., Dall' Armi, V., Mazzarella, F., Cesario, A., Bonassi, S.
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of equestrian rehabilitation (ER) and onotherapy (Ono) on physical and psycho-social performances of subjects affected by intellectual disability (ID), and to develop a measurement tool based on the International Classification of Functioning Disability and...
Kinematic analysis of sit to stand by persons with rheumatoid arthritis supported by a service dog
Contributor(s):: Noguchi, Hiromi, Hoshiyama, Minoru, Tagawa, Yoshikatsu
Purpose. The objective of this study was to quantify the kinesiological effect of the assistance provided by service dogs on transferring from sit to stand in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods.Twenty-four participants performed a total of eight experimental transfers of sit to...
Programming quality services for older adults in long-term care facilities
Contributor(s):: Rancourt, Ann M.
Discusses the need to provide quality services for older adults in long term care (LTC) facilities and suggests changes that LTC professionals should make in the 1990s. Approximately 5 percent of those over 65, or 1.75 million people, are institutionalized in nursing homes. Some have lost...
Psychosocial well-being and community participation of service dog partners
Contributor(s):: Collins, D. M., Fitzgerald, S. G., Sachs-Ericsson, N., Scherer, M., Cooper, R. A., Boninger, M. L.
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study examined whether partnering with service dogs influenced psychosocial well-being and community participation of adult individuals using wheelchairs or scooters. METHOD: One hundred and fifty-two people were recruited and group-matched, resulting in 76...
The effect of the captive environment on activity of captive cotton-top tamarins ( Saguinus oedipus )
Contributor(s):: Burrell, A. M., Altman, J. D.
This study examined captive cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) behaviour across 3 different exhibits: (a) a rain forest (30.5 m in diameter), where tamarins free-ranged with other species; (b) a caged outdoor exhibit (5 m in diameter); and (c) a caged enclosure, with access indoors (6x9 m) and...