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  1. A bird in the house: An anthropological perspective on companion parrots

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.

  2. A Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities

    Contributor(s):: Jenna Ebener, Hunhui Oh

    Past research fails to make connections comparing appropriate settings for the benefits of different species of therapy and resident animals in long-term care facilities specifically for the elderly. Two types of animal-assisted interactions (therapy and resident) and four animal species (birds,...

  3. An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies

    Contributor(s):: Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)

    This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...

  4. Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Kayla Blasz

    Animals are an important influence on the well-being andhealth of humans. Exposure to animals in a therapeutic settinghas, historically, had physical, physiological, andpsychological benefits to humans’ health. Animal-assistedtherapy (AAT) is a proposed effective therapy method for avariety of...

  5. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders.

    Contributor(s):: B. Berget, B.O. Braastad

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with farm animals for humans with psychiatric disorders may reduce depression and state anxiety, and increase self-efficacy, in many participants. Social support by the farmer appears to be important. Positive effects are best documented for persons with affective...

  6. Animals in Ohio long-term care facilities

    Contributor(s):: Jason Stull, Tim Landers, Chelsea Fauver

    There is strong evidence that animals provide many health benefits to residents living in a long-term care facility (Nursing Home). Although animals may provide benefits to this population, there are also health risks associated with animal interactions. This brochure provides long-term care...

  7. Comunicação na prática clínica veterinária de animais de companhia

    Contributor(s):: Mara Cristina Varela da Silva Duarte

    A comunicação é imprescindível na prática clínica veterinária e é uma das capacidades mais utilizadas no dia-a-dia de um veterinário. A importância de uma boa comunicação veterinário – dono surge pelo...

  8. Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.

    Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky

  9. Encouraging pet-friendly housing while protecting landlords from liability

    Contributor(s):: Laurel Palluzi

  10. Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce

    Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana

  11. How our approaches to assessing benefits and harms can be improved

    Contributor(s):: Sena, E. S., Currie, G. L.

  12. Investigating the therapeutic benefits of companion animals: problems and challenges.

    Contributor(s):: Franklin, Adrian, Emmison, Michael, Haraway, Donna, Travers, Max

  13. Los beneficios de la Terapia con animales y naturaleza sobre las personas con diversidad funcional

    Contributor(s):: Serena Dubreu

    El objetivo del proceso de investigación de mi Trabajo de Fin de Grado recae en los beneficios que tienen la naturaleza y los animales sobre las personas con diversidad funcional y más precisamente sobre las personas con trastorno mental. Lo que me motivó en esta...

  14. More than a furry companion: The ripple effect of companion animals on neighborhood interactions and sense of community

    Contributor(s):: Wood, L. J., Giles-Corti, B., Bulsara, M. K., Bosch, D. A.

  15. 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

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

  16. Pets Are Good For Us—But Not In The Ways We Think They Are

    | Contributor(s):: Simon Worrall

    An animal expert debunks myths about our furry companions.    

  17. Problems related to the use of animals for therapeutic and care purposes. The document of the National Committee for Bioethics

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Pasqualino Santori

    The Italian Ministry of Health, in 2002, instructed the National Committee for Bioethics to carefully review and ultimately provide evidence for future legislative bills in various aspects. One such matter was that of the subject of “Pet Therapy”, generically viewed as a...

  18. Process, perspectives and benefits of animal assisted therapy

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Laurie Christine Paquette

    The purpose of this study was to understand mental health/human services professionals‟ processes, perspectives, and beliefs about animal assisted therapy. There has been an increase in the use of animals in therapy over the last 40 years. Animals are being used to help clients with a variety...

  19. Psychological and Physical Benefits of Interactions with Horses

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Jillian Hatcher, Clay Cavinder, Courtney P. Heaton, Lesli Figueiredo, Alex Holtcamp, Thu Dinh

    Although much research exists concerning how horses can benefit people with specific debilitating impairments, relatively few studies have pursued what benefit horses offer people in the way of stress relief and improved quality of life. Study participants interacted with horses by grooming...

  20. Some of our best therapists are dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Mallon, Gerald P.