The value of service dogs for people with severe ambulatory disabilities. A randomized controlled trial
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, K., Blascovich, J.
Animal-assisted therapy and nutrition in Alzheimer's disease
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nancy Edwards, Alan M. Beck
This study examined the influence of animal-assisted therapy, specifically fish aquariums, on nutritional intake in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Sixty-two individuals with AD who lived in specialized units were studied. Baseline nutritional data were obtained followed by a...
Program evaluation and quality assurance in animal-assisted therapy
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Burch, Mary R.
The experience of pet ownership as a meaningful occupation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, J. M., Kellegrew, D. H., Jaffe, D.
Walking for therapy with man's best friend
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cangelosi, P. R., Sorrell, J. M.
The human-companion animal bond: how humans benefit.
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Son, H. S.
The human-animal bond is extremely important to most clients of small animal veterinary practices. Pet ownership, or just being in the presence of a companion animal, is associated with health benefits, including improvements in mental, social, and physiologic health status. This article provides...
Stressful life events and use of physician services among the elderly: the moderating role of pet ownership
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siegel, Judith M.
Physical activity and pet ownership in Year 3 of the Health ABC Study
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thorpe, Roland J., Jr., Kreisle, Regina A., Glickman, Lawrence T., Simonsick, Eleanor M., Newman, Anne B., Kritchevsky, Stephen
Animal-assisted psychotherapy: Theory, issues, and practice
Books | Contributor(s): Nancy Parish-Plass, Dror Oren, Rachel Ben David, Sigal Zilcha-Mano, Hadas Ish-Lev, Roni Amit, Efrat Maayan, Keren Bachi, Sari Bar-On, Anna Shapiro, Anat Gendelman, Elana Lakh, Shira Hellman, Sarit Lev-Bendov, Inbar Barel, Orit Harel
The integration of animals into the therapy setting by psychotherapists has been a growing trend. Psychological problems treated include emotional and behavioral problems, attachment issues, trauma, and developmental disorders. An influential 1970s survey suggests that over 20 percent of...
Health Benefits and Health Cost Savings Due to Pets: Preliminary Estimates from an Australian National Survey
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Headey, Bruce
Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hiroharu Kamioka, Shinpei Okada, Kiichiro Tsutani, Hyuntae Park, Hiroyasu Okuizumi, Shuichi Handa, Takuya Oshio, Sang-Jun Park, Jun Kitayuguchi, Takafumi Abe, Takuya Honda, Yoshiteru Mutoh
Summary: The objectives of this review were to summarize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Studies were eligible if they were RCTs. Studies included one treatment group in which AAT was applied. We searched the...
Pet ownership and health
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Judith M. Siegel