You are here: Home / Bibliographies / The Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction (HABRI Central Bibliography) / About

The Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction (HABRI Central Bibliography)

By Marcy Wilhelm-South (compiler)

Category Bibliographies
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

In This Bibliography

  1. Stress level evaluation in a dog during animal-assisted therapy in pediatric surgery

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Palestrini, C., Calcaterra, V., Cannas, S., Talamonti, Z., Papotti, F., Buttram, D., Pelizzo, G.

    Animal-assisted interventions are associated with positive effects on human psychological and physiological health. Although quality standards in animal-assisted interventions appear to be high, only few investigations have focused on potential welfare implications in therapy dogs. In the present...

  2. An examination of the relations between social support, anthropomorphism and stress among dog owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.

    Although it is well documented that pet ownership has a number of benefits, the psychological characteristics of the pet-owner relationship that may affect human subjective well-being are not well understood. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relations between owners' perceived...

  3. Ethical aspects related to involvement of animals in animal assisted therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fejsakova, M., Kottferova, J., Marekova, J., Jakuba, T., Ondrasovicova, O., Ondrasovic, M.

    Therapy with involvement of animals presently attracts considerable attention as a new modern method of facilitating and supporting treatment of a wide scale of diseases. In contrast to increased interest in investigating and proving the positive effects of animal therapy on people, only little...

  4. Study of therapeutic riding horses: a review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nicosia, D. M. S. li D., Bacci, M. L.

    The present work investigated some aspects related with the horse's involvement animal-assisted therapies and activities (AAT/AAA). These evidences seem to be related with the role of the veterinary practitioner in the therapeutic riding team. Therapeutic riding, in agreement with the most recent...

  5. The benefits of human-companion animal interaction: a review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barker, S. B., Wolen, A. R.

    This article provides a review of research published since 1980 on the benefits of human-companion animal interaction. Studies focusing on the benefits of pet ownership are presented first, followed by research on the benefits of interacting with companion animals that are not owned by the...

  6. Animal welfare issues on the use of rabbits in an animal assisted therapy programme for children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Loukaki, K., Koukoutsakis, P., Kostomitsopoulos, N.

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a method of complementary treatment in the rehabilitation of many human illnesses and conditions. Although the dog is the most widely used therapy animal that is used in AAT programmes, the rabbit can also be used as an alternative animal species and complementary...

  7. Human-animal relations

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Waiblinger, S.

  8. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): O'Haire, M.

    Fossil evidence indicates an association between human beings and animals dating back at least half a million years. Today, this relationship remains strong, as evidenced by millions of visits to zoos annually, high rates of pet ownership, and the economic prosperity of the pet industry. A review...

  9. Dog handlers' and dogs' emotional and cortisol secretion responses associated with animal-assisted therapy sessions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Haubenhofer, D. K., Mrchengast, S.

  10. 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...

  11. Therapy dogs' salivary cortisol levels vary during animal-assisted interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glenk, L. M., Kothgassner, O. D., Stetina, B. U., Palme, R., Kepplinger, B., Baran, H.

  12. Walking the dog: The effect of pet ownership on human health and health behaviors

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Utz, Rebecca L.

  13. Salivary cortisol and behavior in therapy dogs during animal-assisted interventions: a pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glenk, L. M., Kothgassner, O. D., Stetina, B. U., Palme, R., Kepplinger, B., Baran, H.

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) have been associated with positive effects on human psychological and physiological health. Although the perception of quality standards in AAIs is high, only few investigations have focused on potential welfare implications for therapy dogs linked to their...

  14. Perceptions of companion dog benefits on well-being of US military veterans with HIV/AIDS

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kruger, K. S., Stern, S. L., Anstead, G., Finley, E. P.

    Objectives: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) frequently experience psychosocial complications in addition to physical illness. Conflicting data on the value of companion dog ownership in minimizing psychosocial distress suggest the need...

  15. The effect of dog-human interaction on cortisol and behavior in registered animal-assisted activity dogs

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ng, Z. Y., Pierce, B. J., Otto, C. M., Buechner-Maxwell, V. A., Siracusa, C., Werre, S. R.

    The effect of animal-assisted activities (AAA) on the animal participants has been minimally investigated, and the welfare of these animals has been questioned. To enhance our understanding of these animals' welfare, we measured cortisol collected from serial saliva samples of 15 healthy...

  16. Physiological effects of human-animal positive interaction in dogs - review of the literature

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Pop-Vancia, V., Papuc, I., Constantinescu, R., Miresan, V.

    Positive human-animal interactions (HAI) are known to increase the quality of life in both humans and dogs. Although there are several reviews on the benefits of HAI in humans, there are no reviews on the effects of positive HAI in dogs. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to provide a review of...

  17. Benefits of dog ownership: comparative study of equivalent samples

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gonzalez Ramirez, M. T., Landero Hernandez, R.

    Owing to the inconclusive findings of research regarding the health benefits of pet ownership, we compared perceived health, stress, life satisfaction, happiness, and psychosomatic symptoms in dog owners and non-dog owners. As an attempt to overcome some earlier methodological issues, the sample...

  18. Stress levels in dogs, and its recognition by their handlers, during animal-assisted therapy in a prison

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Koda, N., Watanabe, G., Miyaji, Y., Ishida, A., Miyaji, C.

    The stress on dogs and their handlers during animal-assisted therapy in a prison programme was evaluated using questionnaires and measurement of the dogs' saliva cortisol concentrations before and after the sessions. Their handlers were volunteers who underwent training classes with their pet...

  19. Validation of a selection protocol of dogs involved in animal-assisted intervention

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mongillo, Paolo, Pitteri, Elisa, Adamelli, Serena, Bonichini, Sabrina, Farina, Luca, Marinelli, Lieta

  20. Animal assisted therapies and dog welfare implicationsLe terapie assistite con gli animali e le eventuali implicazioni di benessere per il cane

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Papotti, F., Cannas, S., Talamonti, Z., Palestrini, C.

    "Pet-therapy" is the therapeutic use of pets, the "healing potential" of the animal serving the human health. As reported in several studies, the contact with an animal, in addition to ensure the replacement of a missing affection, is particularly suited to promote inter-personal contacts giving...

  21. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  22. Current Perspectives on Therapy Dog Welfare in Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glenk, L. M.

  23. Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  24. Companion animals and child/adolescent development: a systematic review of the evidence

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Purewal, R., R. Christley, K. Kordas, C. Joinson, K. Meints, N. Gee, C. Westgarth

    Childhood and adolescence are important developmental phases which influence health and well-being across the life span. Social relationships are fundamental to child and adolescent development; yet studies have been limited to children's relationships with other humans. This paper provides...

  25. Human-animal interaction with regard to the welfare and use of horsesInterakcje czlowiek-zwierze w aspekcie dobrostanu i uzytkowania koni

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kozak, A., Budzynska, M.

    The aim of this work is to characterize the human-horse interaction including its influence on the selected aspects of the welfare and use of horses. A review was made of the underlying aspects of the mutual human-horse relations, stressing the importance of early contact of a person with a...

  26. Revisao sobre etica e bem-estar nas intervencoes assistidas por caes

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): P.D.E. Rosa, M. do R. G. Rainho, G. da G. Pereira

  27. Association between pet ownership and coronary artery disease in a Chinese population

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhi-Yong Xie, Di Zhao, Bing-Rui Chen, You-Nan Wang, Yao Ma, Hao-Jie Shi, Yang Yang, Ze-Mu Wang, Lian-Sheng Wang

    A number of studies have suggested the benefits of pet ownership to human health, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, there are few findings regarding pet ownership and coronary artery disease (CAD). The objective of this study is to investigate the...

  28. Percepción de los Beneficios de la Tenencia de Animales de Compañía para las Personas de la Mediana Edad con Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): B. Hughes H., A. M. Alvarez A, L. Castelo E., L. Ledon L., M. Mendoza T., E. Dominguez A.

  29. Percepción de los Beneficios de los Animales de Compañía para los Adultos Mayores con Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): B. Hugues H., A. M. Alvarez A., L. Castelo E., L. Ledon L., M. Mendoza T., E. Dominguez A.