Exploring Dog-Assisted Interventions in Higher Education: Students' Attitudes and Perceived Effects on Well-Being
Contributor(s):: Rothkopf, C., Schworm, S.
Interaction with Caged Budgerigars (Melopsittacus Undulatus) Enhances Human Affect
Contributor(s):: Jones, Autumn G., Skolnick, Alexander J., Anderson, Matthew J.
Does Viewing a Picture of a Pet During a Mental Arithmetic Task Lower Stress Levels?
Contributor(s):: Ein, Natalie, Hadad, Marilyn, Reed, Maureen J., Vickers, Kristin
Pets can reduce stress in their owner; however, they are not always permitted in public and institutional places. This study examined the impact of people viewing a picture of their pet versus other images on stress levels. One hundred and twenty participants were randomly assigned to one of six...
The Effects of a Therapy Dog on the Blood Pressure and Heart Rate of Older Residents in a Nursing Home
Contributor(s):: Handlin, Linda, Nilsson, Anne, Lidfors, Lena, Petersson, Maria, Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin
The aim of the present project was to investigate whether repeated visits by a therapy dog to nursing homes might affect the older residents’ systolic blood pressure and heart rate. A secondary aim was to investigate and compare effects (differences in responses) in older people with high and...
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...
Hippotherapy acute impact on heart rate variability non-linear dynamics in neurological disorders
Contributor(s):: Cabiddu, R.
Doctors and nurses join the puppy love
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.
Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Contributor(s):: Anderson, W. P., Reid, C. M., Jennings, G. L.
Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care
Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.
Physiological responses of college students to a pet
Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C.
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...
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
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...
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...
Effect of dog-walking on autonomic nervous activity in senior citizens.
Contributor(s):: Motooka M, Koike H, Yokoyama T, Kennedy NL
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...
Cardiovascular responses to a pet snake
Contributor(s):: Alonso, Y.
Humans' bonding with their companion dogs: Cardiovascular benefits during and after stress
Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca A., Uchino, Bert N.
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...