The effect of animal-assisted therapy on stress responses in hospitalized children
Contributor(s):: Tsai, ChiaChun, Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.
Hospitalization is a major, stressful experience for children. The stress associated with children's hospitalization may lead to negative physiological and psychological sequelae. Pediatric healthcare professionals can develop interventions to decrease children's stress during hospitalization....
The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health
Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath, Emily Patterson-Kane
More than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) daily, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds (Go et al., 2014). In any given year, approximately 620,000 Americans suffer their first coronary attack, and 295,000 have a repeat attack. Even though rates of CVD declined between 2000...
The effect of petting a dog on cardiovascular functioning in humans : an examination of factors related to the human/dog bond
Contributor(s):: Pearson, Val
The effect of the presence of a companion-animal on physiological changes following the termination of cognitive stressors
Contributor(s):: DeMello, Lesley R.
Determined the effect of the presence of an unknown friendly pet on physiological measures of normotensive adults following the termination of a cognitive stressor, using a repeated measures design. Unlike most of the past research, the Ss in the present study included both male and female...
The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Kupper, N., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
The heart of the matter--cats and cardiovascular health
The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan
Contributor(s):: Horowitz, S.
This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic pain; benefits for paediatric and elderly patients...
The role of cortisol in the association of canine-companionship with blood pressure, glucose, and lipids: a systematic review
Contributor(s):: Rathish, D., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J., Weerakoon, K. G. a D.
Using pet support to understand the psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying the social support-reactivity link
Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca Ann
Veterinary Vision, Fall 2006
Contributor(s):: Claire Eldridge (editor)
Veterinary Vision is a publication of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. This yearly magazine explores the research, teaching, and outreach services of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
What is a canine athlete?
Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van
Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...
[Lowering blood pressure and blood lipids, more exercise, fewer drugs. Prescribe a dog!]
[Our non-humanoid contemporaries of cardiovascular protective value]
Contributor(s):: Leu, H. J.