Creation and Validation of a Tool for Evaluating Caregiver Burnout Syndrome in Owners of Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) Diagnosed with Behavior Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Barrios, Carmen Luz, Gornall, Vanessa, Bustos-López, Carlos, Cirac, Rosa, Calvo, Paula
Currently, domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) are the most common species among companion animals. The close bond that can grow between owners and their dogs could be worn out and finally broken due to various causes. One main cause is canine behavioral problems, leading to dogs being...
A Comparison of Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) Responses to Caregiver Use of Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT) and Species-Specific Behaviors (SSB)
| Contributor(s):: Whitney D. Emge
The present study compared the effects of positive reinforcement training (PRT) and unstructured interactions (UI) on chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) behavior. In the PRT condition, a caregiver interacted with a chimpanzee to condition behaviors for 10 min. In the UI condition, a caregiver...
Response of Three Species of Monkeys to Caregiver Use of Species-Typical Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Lillian Anna Stolar
Caregivers are a primary part of captive monkey environments. When addressing psychological well-being of captive nonhuman primates, social environment should be considered. Chimpanzees, gorillas, New World monkeys, and Old World monkeys responded positively to interactions with caregivers....
Caring for the Animal Caregiver-Occupational Health, Human-Animal Bond and Compassion Fatigue
| Contributor(s):: Van Hooser, J. P., Pekow, C., Nguyen, H. M., D'Urso, D. M., Kerner, S. E., Thompson-Iritani, S.
Laboratory Animal Professionals experience many positive and rewarding interactions when caring for and working with research animals. However, these professionals also may experience conflicting feelings and exhaustion when the work is stressful due to factors such as limited resources, making...
Benefits and challenges of mobility and medical alert service dogs for caregivers of service dog recipients
| Contributor(s):: Nieforth, L. O., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.
Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
| Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan
There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...
Caregiver perceptions of the benefits of hippotherapy for children with various disorders, disabilities, and medical conditions
| Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, D., Whitworth, J. D., O'Brien, C. N.
Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Equine-assisted Early Intervention for Mother- Child Dyads with Insecure Attachment
| Contributor(s):: Denise V. Hebesberger, Andrea Beetz, Kurt Kotrschal
Animals, including horses may be valuable partners in many activities, pedagogy and therapy. Contact between humans and animals can facilitate an oxytocin secretion that, as a consequence, may alleviates stress-responses, increases social orientation and that supports attachment and caregiving....
Treating Pets Well: The Role of Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance
| Contributor(s):: Anthony E. Coy, Jeffrey D. Green
Although the benefits of human-animal interactions (especially pets and companion animals) for humans are becoming increasingly well-known and implemented, less work has been done examining how such interactions affect the animal. Understanding the owner-animal dynamic is more important than...
When walking in an outside area, shelter dogs (Canis familiaris) synchronize activity with their caregivers but do not remain as close to them as do pet dogs
| Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Bedossa, T., Gaunet, F.
Do my treatment decisions make me a 'bad' pet owner?
Talking to Dogs: Companion Animal-Directed Speech in a Stress Test
| Contributor(s):: Raffaela Lesch, Kurt Kotrschal, Iris Schöberl, Andrea Beetz, Judith Solomon, W. Tecumseh Fitch
Companion animal-directed speech (CADS) has previously been investigated in comparison to infant-directed speech and adult-directed speech. To investigate the influence of owner caregiving, attachment pattern, and personality on CADS, we used the Ainsworth strange situation procedure. It...
Leaner, Healthier, Happier Together––A Family-Centred Approach to Weight Loss with the Overweight Dog and Her Caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Alessia Candellone, David Morgan, Simona Buttignol, Giorgia Meineri
Obesity represents a one of the most significant healthcare issues facing human and companion animal populations worldwide. A complex relationship commonly exists between owners and their companion animal, particularly around feeding behaviour. Obese companion animals commonly live alongside...
Caregiving for a Companion Animal Compared to a Family Member: Burden and Positive Experiences in Caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Karysa Britton, Rachel Galioto, Geoffrey Tremont, Kimberly Chapman, Olivia Hogue, Mark D. Carlson, Mary Beth Spitznagel
Introduction: Research in human caregiving shows burden is often present in the caregiver and can be reduced by interventions that increase positive perceptions of caregiving. Recent work suggests burden is also present in owners of a seriously ill companion animal. To help determine if...
Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden
| Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.
Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...
Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.
BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...
Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study
| Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.
Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...
Animal assisted therapy for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Parent perspectives
| Contributor(s):: London, Maeve Doyle, Mackenzie, Lynette, Lovarini, Meryl, Dickson, Claire, Alvarez-Campos, Alberto
AbstractAnimal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This study explores parent perspectives of the impact of five AAT sessions involving trained dogs with their children with ASD. A phenomenological qualitative approach was used to explore...
Acceptability and Demand of Therapy Dog Support Among Oral Health Care Providers and Caregivers of Pediatric Patients
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, A., Easton, S., Sterman, J., Farkas, K., Heima, M.
Falling, Dying Sheep, and the Divine: Notes on Thick Therapeutics in Peri-Urban Senegal
| Contributor(s):: Lovell, Anne M., Papa, Mamadou Diagne