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  1. Beliefs About Animal Assisted Interventions Among Medical Social Workers

    Contributor(s):: Gyda D. Boyd

    Animal‑Assisted Intervention (AAI) is used to significantly reduce pain, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and help ease depression in people with a range of health problems; however, it is not readily used in the hospital setting. Research involving the Human‑Animal Bond (HAB) is well...

  2. Hippotherapy acute impact on heart rate variability non-linear dynamics in neurological disorders

    Contributor(s):: Cabiddu, R.

  3. Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

  4. Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.

  5. Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, W. P., Reid, C. M., Jennings, G. L.

  6. Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care

    Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.

  7. Physiological responses of college students to a pet

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C.

  8. The "pet effect": physiological calming in the presence of canines

    Contributor(s):: Wheeler, E. A., Faulkner, M. E.

    The "pet effect," whereby interaction with a companion animal reduces the physiological indices of stress, varies with respect to fear of animals, companion animal guardianship, type of companion animal, or types of stress. In this study, a non-clinical sample of 223 undergraduates underwent the...

  9. The psychological and physiological effects of using a therapy dog in mindfulness training

    Contributor(s):: Henry, C. L., Crowley, S. L.

    The present study was a randomized controlled trial examining the psychological and physiological effects of adding animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) for clients experiencing psychological distress. It was hypothesized that AAT would...

  10. The Role of an Animal-Mascot in the Psychological Adjustment of Soldiers Exposed to Combat Stress

    Contributor(s):: Trousselard, Marion, Jean, Aurelie, Beiger, François, Marchandot, Florent, Davoust, Bernard, Canini, Frédéric

  11. Healthy Pets Healthy People

    Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...

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

    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...

  13. Effect of dog-walking on autonomic nervous activity in senior citizens.

    Contributor(s):: Motooka M, Koike H, Yokoyama T, Kennedy NL

  14. Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?

    Contributor(s):: Burwell, A. K., Baldwin, A. L.

    In animal facilities, noises, often poorly controlled, occur over a wide range of frequencies and intensities. Evidence demonstrates that audible noise and ultrasound have deleterious effects on rodent physiology, but it is not known how they affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This study...

  15. Cardiovascular responses to a pet snake

    Contributor(s):: Alonso, Y.

  16. Humans' bonding with their companion dogs: Cardiovascular benefits during and after stress

    Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca A., Uchino, Bert N.

  17. ABLEPaws

    ABLEPaws is a group of Pet Partners® (formerly Delta Society® Pet Partners®) Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAA/AAT) teams who are dedicated to improving and brightening the lives and the health of people through interaction with our pet resources. Our volunteer program...

  18. Health in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3 study

    | Contributor(s):: Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.

  19. Pet owning, and diabetes coping: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Zugravu, C. A., Tarcea, M., Patrascu, D.

  20. Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension

    | Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.