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
The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on the Instrumental Caregiving Experience
| Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Proulx, C. M.
Impact of Service Dogs on Family Members' Psychosocial Functioning
| Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., Marguerite E. O'Haire
Caring for a dog with osteoarthritis
Multimodal rehabilitation in the late phase after stroke enhances the life situation of informal caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Bunketorp-Kall, L., Lundgren-Nilsson, A., Nilsson, M., Blomstrand, C.