Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners
Contributor(s):: Sandy M. Branson, Lisa Boss, Stanley Cron, Dennis C. Turner
Background: Companion animals may reduce depression and loneliness in socially isolated homebound older adults. However, whether owning a cat or dog is more beneficial in this population remains unknown.Materials and Methods: Pet attachment and the levels of depressive symptoms and loneliness...
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...
[Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]
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Contributor(s):: Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective
Contributor(s):: Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.
Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals
Contributor(s):: Mani, I., Weese, J. S.
Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship with Exercise, Depression and Hopelessness in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease
Contributor(s):: Susan L. Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A. DeVon, Nathan L. Tintle
Background: Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in the general adult population.Objective: The objective of this study was to examine dog ownership and dog walking and their relationship with home-based and Phase II cardiac rehabilitation exercise,...
Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms
Contributor(s):: Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.
Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse
Contributor(s):: Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn
A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study
Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem
Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly
| Contributor(s):: Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.
BackgroundPrevious studies have suggested that visiting dogs can have positive effects on elderly people in nursing homes. We wanted to study the effects of biweekly dog visits on sleep patterns and the psychiatric well‐being of elderly people.MethodsA total of 100 residents (median age: 85.5...
Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla
Objectives The prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home residents is known to be very high, with depression and agitation being the most common symptoms. The possible effects of a 12‐week intervention with animal‐assisted activities (AAA) in nursing homes...
Effects of brief behavioural activation on approach and avoidance tendencies in acute depression: Preliminary findings
| Contributor(s):: Nasrin, Farjana, Rimes, Katharine, Reinecke, Andrea, Rinck, Mike, Barnhofer, Thorsten
Effect of Pet Insects on the Psychological Health of Community-Dwelling Elderly People: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.
Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Pamela J. Schreiner
Animals interact with humans in multiple ways, including as therapy and service animals, commercially as livestock, as wildlife, and in zoos. But the most common interaction is as companion animals in our homes, with an estimated 180 million cats and dogs living in US households. While pet...
| Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
Effect of pet insects on the psychological health of community-dwelling elderly people: a single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial
Background: There is evidence that animal-assisted therapy has positive effects on mental health, especially in elderly people. Caring for insects is easy, relatively inexpensive, and does not require much space. Objective: The aim of this 8-week randomized, controlled, single-blinded study was...
Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care
| Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.