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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...
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...
Time budget and activity patterns of oncilla cats ( Leopardus tigrinus) in captivity
Contributor(s):: Resende, L. de S., Lima e Neto, G., Carvalho, P. G. D., Landau-Remy, G., Ramos Junior, V. de A., Andriolo, A., Genaro, G.
Researchers have reported on the diet of Leopardus tigrinus and ecological aspects, but studies of behavior are scarce. The aims of this study were to describe the time budget and activity patterns of 10 captive Leopardus tigrinus individuals. The group had an activity budget of 66% resting,...
Activity patterns in reindeer with domestic vs. wild ancestry
Contributor(s):: Reimers, E., Tsegaye, D., Colman, J. E., Eftestol, S.
We analyzed GPS-based activity patterns for two wild reindeer ( Rangifer tarandus tarandus) herds: Norefjell-Reinsjofjell with domestic ancestry and larger average body size and Rondane with wild ancestry and smaller body sizes. We compared activity patterns and tested whether these could...
Fear responses to novelty in testing environments are related to day-to-day activity in the home environment in dairy cattle
Contributor(s):: MacKay, J. R. D., Haskell, M. J., Deag, J. M., Reenen, K. van
Behavioural tests for cattle take time to perform and can be stressful for the animals but are currently the only way of assessing behavioural reactions to fear-causing stimuli in a standardised manner. It may be possible to use behavioural data collected remotely in the home pen environment...
Doggone it! Pets are good for your heart
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavioral and/or psychological symptoms in dementia: a case report
Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Engstrom, G.
Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users
Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A.
The status of instrument development in the human-animal interaction field
Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C., Netting, F. E.
The link between animal abuse and family violence.
Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.
Short-term welfare implications of capture-mark-recapture trapping of medium-sized mammals: the brushtail possum ( Trichosurus vulpecula) as a case study
Contributor(s):: Cowan, P., Forrester, G., Warburton, B.
Looking after chronically ill dogs: impacts on the caregiver's life
Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Sandoe, P., Lassen, J.
Walking sole mates: dogs motivating, enabling and supporting guardians' physical activity
Contributor(s):: Higgins, J. W., Temple, V., Murray, H., Kumm, E., Rhodes, R.
Choosing between the emotional dog and the rational pal: a moral dilemma with a tail
Contributor(s):: Topolski, R., Weaver, J. N., Martin, Z., McCoy, J.
Refuge use affects daily activity patterns in female Xenopus laevis
Contributor(s):: Archard, G. A.
Exploring the dog park: relationships between social behaviours, personality and cortisol in companion dogs
Contributor(s):: Carrier, L. O., Cyr, A., Anderson, R. E., Walsh, C. J.
Behavioural and physiological reactions of goats confronted with an unfamiliar group either when alone or with two peers
Contributor(s):: Patt, A., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hillmann, E., Palme, R., Keil, N. M.