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The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Social Isolation (HABRI Central Bibliography)

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  1. Why not a pet?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brophy, L.

  2. The influence of companion animals on the psychological health of older adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): May, C.

    Companion animals are thought to have an influence on the psychological health of older adults. It has been suggested that interacting with companion animals affects psychological functioning by reducing depression, anxiety, loneliness and stress, and improving social competence, social interest,...

  3. Pets and older people

    Journal Articles

  4. Pet ownership protects against the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patronek, G. J., Glickman, L. T.

  5. Benefits of budgerigars

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tremayne, V.

  6. Human-pet interaction and loneliness: a test of concepts from Roy's adaptation model

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Calvert, M. M.

  7. What pets contribute to health, and communicating that to your clients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hart, L. A.

  8. The influence of an animal on social interactions of nursing home residents in a group setting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fick, K. M.

  9. Animal-assisted activity: experiences of institutionalized Japanese older adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kawamura, N., Niiyama, M., Niiyama, H.

  10. Grief resulting from euthanasia and natural death of companion animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McCutcheon, Kelly A., Fleming, Stephen J.

  11. Brief report: Presence of a dog, pet attachment, and loneliness among elders

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eshbaugh, Elaine M., Somervill, John W., Kotek, Justina H., Perez, Elizabeth, Nalan, Kayla R., Wilson, Claire E., Bullis, Quinn T.

  12. Loneliness, stress, and human-animal attachment among older adults

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Keil, Carolyn P.

  13. Efficacy of meaningful activities in recreation therapy on passive behaviors of older adults with dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Conti, A., Voelkl, J. E., McGuire, F. A.

  14. Promoting positive aging through the therapeutic use of animals: theoretical underpinnings and practical possibilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reel, H. A., Kleiber, D. A.

  15. Human health and nature conservation: ecotherapy could be beneficial, but we need more robust evidence

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burls, A., Caan, W.

  16. The therapeutic value of the human-animal connection

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roenke, L., Mulligan, S.

  17. Special friends: special canines help boost patients morale at MGH

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bishko, A.

  18. Beyond health: extending the definition of health to quality of life: models for measuring quality of life: implications for human-animal interaction research

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Barofsky, Ivan, Rowan, Andrew

  19. Quality of life outcomes: the relevance of animals to health and disease: the effect of a therapy dog on socialization and physiological indicators of stress in persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Batson, Kathryn, McCabe, Barbara, Baun, Mara M., Wilson, Carol

  20. Quality of life outcomes: psychosocial aspects of human-animal interactions: loneliness, stress, and human-animal attachment among older adults

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Keil, Carolyn P.

  21. Effects of animal-assisted therapy for responding to passive behavior in elderly nursing home residents with dementia: A single subject design study

    Full-text: Available

    Theses | Contributor(s): Cherie Ann Soprano

    Passive behavior (PB) is a behavioral disturbance that affects 61 to 88 percent of nursing home residents (NHRs) with dementia. PB in persons with dementia (PWD) often leads to such negative consequences as, social isolation, loss of physical functioning, excess disability, and further cognitive...

  22. Pet ownership and human health: a brief review of evidence and issues

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McNicholas, J., Gilbey, A., Rennie, A., Ahmedzai, S., Dono, J., Ormerod, E.

  23. Culture Change in Long Term Care Services: Eden-Greenhouse-Aging in the Community

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brune, Kendall

  24. Disability, connectivity and transgressing the autonomous body

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gibson, B. E.

  25. 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...

  26. Animal-assisted therapy enhances resident social interaction and initiation in long-term care facilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, E., Malaspina, A.

    Compared the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with nonanimal therapy (NAT) for providing social stimulation among long term care (LTC) residents. The study was conducted at 2 LTC facilities with 122 and 200 residents. NATs included snack bingo or arts and crafts, while AAT involved...

  27. Playing with pets and longevity among older people

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tucker, Joan S., Friedman, Howard S., Tsai, Catherine M., Martin, Leslie R.

  28. Value of cat ownership to elderly women living alone

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahalski, Pauline A., Jones, Robin, Maxwell, Gabrielle M.

  29. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in an elderly population in long-term care facilities

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Banks, Marian R., Banks, William A.

    Background Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is claimed to have a variety of benefits, but almost all published results are anecdotal. We characterized the resident population in long-term care facilities desiring AAT and determined whether AAT can objectively improve loneliness.   Methods Of 62...

  30. The Management of Loneliness in Aged Care Residents: An Important Therapeutic Target for Gerontological Nursing

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brownie, Sonya, Horstmanshof, Louise

    Social engagement and meaningful relationships are critical determinants of the quality of life of older people. Human beings have an intrinsic need for social connections and an engagement with the social environment. Deficits in the quality of these social relationships lead to feelings of...

  31. Pet Ownership and Older Women: The Relationships Among Loneliness, Pet Attachment Support, Human Social Support, and Depressed Mood

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.

  32. Human-Animal Interaction and Older Adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carlisle, Gretchen K. M.

  33. Effects of pet ownership on the health and well-being of older people

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wells, Y., Rodi, H.

  34. The lives of elderly bird-keepers: a case study of Hong Kong

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Ngan, Raymond, Leung, Edward

  35. Predicting loneliness in the hospitalized elderly: what are the risk factors?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Proffitt, Charlotte, Byrne, Marjorie

  36. Putting more heart in the nursing home: what we learned from the dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Banks, William A., Banks, Marian R.

  37. Long-term residence and loneliness: myth or reality?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Francis, G., Odell, S. H.

  38. Research considerations: stress and perceived health status in the rural elderly

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Johnson, Julie E., Waldo, Mary, Johnson, Russell G.

  39. Animal-assisted therapy and loneliness in nursing homes: use of robotic versus living dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Banks, Marian R., Willoughby, Lisa M., Banks, William A.

  40. Companion animals and the elderly

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roberta Erickson

    One important "significant other" that often goes unrecognized in professional circles is the companion animal with whom many elders share their daily lives. Yet, more than a century ago, Florence Nightingale wrote that pets were excellent companions for patients confined by long-term...

  41. Building human habitats [Part 2]: Dogs, Cats, Birds, Other Animals

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Thomas, William H.

  42. Factors related to owner grief response following disappearance of a pet

    Theses | Contributor(s): Damino, Joyce Halvorsen

  43. Pets as companions for non-institutionalized older adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Dyer, Mary Theresa

  44. Relationships among loneliness, human social support, pet attachment support, and subjective well-being in older adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.

  45. Pets and the level of loneliness in community dwelling older adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Nunnelee, Jane Baker

  46. An exploration of loneliness in community-dwelling older adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Smith, Judith M.

  47. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Erika Friedmann, Aaron Honori Katcher, James Lynch, Sue Ann Thomas

    This study looked at the effects of social isolation and social support on the survival of patients whowere hospitalized in a CCU with a diagnosis of MI or angina pectoris (AP). Social factors have been reportedto account for some of the variation in the incidence of MI and AP (25,28), but...

  48. The role of pet dogs in casual conversations of elderly adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rogers, J., Hart, L. A., Boltz, R. P.

    Casual conversations were recorded as elderly persons routinely walked their dogs through a familiar mobile home park in the United States. Control observations included walks without dogs by owners and non-owners of dogs. All owners talked to and about their dogs. Transcribed conversations...