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  1. A longitudinal test of the belief that companion animal ownership can help reduce loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Gilbey, A., McNicholas, J., Collis, G. M.

    The widely held belief that companion animal ownership can help to reduce loneliness was tested using a quasi-experimental longitudinal design. Over a six-month period, 59 participants completed the UCLA-Loneliness Scale when they were seeking to acquire a companion animal. Participants'...

  2. A multimodal investigation of the use of animal assisted therapy in a clinical interview

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    | Contributor(s):: Blender, Jennifer Amy

  3. An analysis of psychological processes of companion dogs on humans

    | Contributor(s):: Ferreyra, Alejandro Jorge

  4. An epidemiological investigation of pet ownership in Ontario

    | Contributor(s):: Leslie, B. E., Meek, A. H., Kawash, G. F., McKeown, D. B.

  5. An ethicist's commentary on anthropomorphism

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  6. An ethicist's commentary on the case of clients having trouble explaining euthanasia to their children

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B.

  7. An ethicist's commentary on the case of the anorexic client who does not feed her dog

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  8. An ethicist's commentary on the case of the veterinarian asked to euthanize a healthy dog as a result of a client's last request

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  9. An ethicist's commentary on the case of the veterinary technician who lies in order to have a dog euthanized

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B.

  10. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.

  11. An evaluation of the physiological affects of anticipation, activity arousal and recovery in sprinting Greyhounds

    | Contributor(s):: Gillette, Robert L., Angle, T. Craig, Sanders, Jennifer S., DeGraves, Fred J.

    This study was designed to separate the physically induced effects of activity from the psychologically induced effects of anticipation of activity. The purpose of this study was to determine if a psychological experience (i.e., activity anticipation) would cause a significant physiological...

  12. Animal-assisted therapy and the development of an early working alliance: The use of dogs in therapy with young adults

    | Contributor(s):: Cieslak, Elizabeth Jean

  13. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  14. Animal-assisted therapy for persons with aphasia: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Macauley, B. L.

  15. Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Residential Treatment of Dual Pathology

    | Contributor(s):: Monfort Montolio, M., Sancho-Pelluz, J.

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a complementary intervention of therapy that has shown positive results in the treatment of various pathologies. This study assesses the viability of the implementation and the effectiveness of an AAT program in patients diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and...

  16. Are women's dogs less stressed and healthier than men's dogs? An investigation in the waiting room of a veterinary hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Boere, V., Scalon, M. C., Wiedemann, G. G. S.

    Dogs are able of discriminate several human behaviors, behaving of corresponding way. Some studies showed that the dogs possess propensities to be more sociable and less stressed when manipulated by women regarding the dogs manipulated by men. We investigated in this study if the dogs accompanied...

  17. Assistance Dogs for Persons with Hearing Impairment: A Review

    | Contributor(s):: Martellucci, S., Belvisi, V., Ralli, M., Stadio, A. D., Musacchio, A., Greco, A., Gallo, A., Vincentiis, M., Attanasio, G.

  18. Attachment between humans and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Nagasawa, Miho, Mogi, Kazutaka, Kikusui, Takefumi

  19. Behavioral assessment of aggression towards humans in the domestic dog

    | Contributor(s):: Donaldson, Tammy McCormick

  20. Behavioural testing in dogs: a review of methodology in search for standardisation

    | Contributor(s):: Diederich, C., Giffroy, J. M.

    As a consequence of their living close to humans as pets, for working purposes or as laboratory animals, dogs give evidence of behavioural variability, stemming from their innate capacities as well as from environmental influences. This paper reviews the behavioural tests used for dogs - tests...