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  1. Into the wild: a scientific approach

    Contributor(s):: Kalb, C., Juarez, V.

  2. Introduction to the Themed Issue on Human–Animal Interaction and Healthy Human Aging

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    | Contributor(s):: Resnick, Barbara, McCune, Sandra

    In 2016, the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) developed a research focus on the benefits and potential risks associated with pets among older adults. With the goal of developing a roadmap for human–animal interaction (HAI) research in older people residing in both the community and...

  3. Investigating putative depression-like states in the domestic dog: Does greater time spent displaying waking inactivity in the home kennel co-vary with negative judgment of ambiguity?

    | Contributor(s):: Harvey, Naomi D., Moesta, Alexandra, Wongsaengchan, Chanakarn, Harris, Hannah, Craigon, Peter J., Fureix, Carole

    Exposure to chronic stressors and/or traumatic events can trigger depression-like forms of waking inactivity in non-human species (mice, horses, primates) as well as clinical depression in humans. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that elevated levels of waking inactivity in the home...

  4. Management of schizophrenia symptoms: implications for recreation therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. M.

  5. Mental health and general wellness in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike

    | Contributor(s):: Lowe, Sarah R., Joshi, Spruha, Pietrzak, Robert H., Galea, Sandro, Cerda, Magdalena

  6. Nonpharmacological Treatment for Supporting Social Participation of Adults with Depression

    | Contributor(s):: Phadsri, S., Shioji, R., Tanimura, A., Jaknissai, J., Apichai, S., Sookruay, T.

  7. Older women living alone: technical environmental assessment of psychological well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Carp, Frances M., Christensen, David L.

  8. On the record

    | Contributor(s):: Cook, Vicki

  9. Parrots as therapy for psychiatric patients

    | Contributor(s):: Haw, Camilla

  10. Pet attachment and dissociation

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, S. E., Katcher, A. H.

  11. Pet companionship and depression: results from a United States Internet sample

    | Contributor(s):: Tower, R. B., Nokota, M.

    Using Internet survey data from 2,291 respondents from the United States, we examined socio-demographic predictors of living with a cat or dog. Logistic regressions showed that, for men, being married, living with children, being Midwestern and non-urban increased odds of living with a pet. For...

  12. Pet Loss and Representations of Death, Attachment, Depression, and Euthanasia

    | Contributor(s):: Testoni, Ines, Cataldo, Loriana De, Ronconi, Lucia, Zamperini, Adriano

    Studies that have examined pet loss hypothesize that attachment, representations of death, and the belief in an afterlife for animals may influence owners’ bereavement and depressive outcomes. The following instruments were administered to 159 Italian participants recruited through snowball...

  13. Pet ownership and evacuation prior to Hurricane Irene

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, M. G., Bogue, K., Rohrbaugh, N.

  14. Pet ownership and health status of elderly in the community

    | Contributor(s):: Crowley-Robinson, Patricia, Blackshaw, Judith K.

    Examined the relationship between pet ownership and health status among older adults in Australia. A total of 50 adults aged 68-94 (mean age 78.6) attending a general medical practice in Brisbane, Australia, completed a questionnaire on pet-keeping practices, health and community resources, and...

  15. Pet Ownership and Older Women: The Relationships Among Loneliness, Pet Attachment Support, Human Social Support, and Depressed Mood

    | Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.

  16. Pet ownership and symptoms of depression: A prospective study of older adults

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    | Contributor(s):: Christopher Sharpley, Nicola Veronese, Lee Smith, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Vicki Bitsika, Jacopo Demurtas, Stefano Celotto, Vania Noventa, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik, Igor Grabovac, Sarah E. Jackson

    Background: This paper aims to examine associations between pet ownership and symptoms of depression in a large, population-based sample of older adults. Specifically, we tested whether: (i) people who report more depressive symptoms are more likely to own a pet; (ii) pet ownership protects...

  17. Pet owning, and diabetes coping: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Zugravu, C. A., Tarcea, M., Patrascu, D.

  18. Pet therapy effects on oncological day hospital patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment

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    | Contributor(s):: Orlandi, M., Trangeled, K., Mambrini, A., Tagliani, M., Ferrarini, A., Zanetti, L., Tartarini, R., Pacetti, P., Cantore, M.

    Background: Pet therapy is utilised to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic diseases. The impact of AAA (animal-assisted activities), a kind of pet therapy, on oncological patients submitted to chemotherapy was evaluated. Patients and Methods: Two groups of patients receiving...

  19. Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Mani, I., Weese, J. S.

  20. Pet Therapy: Helping Patients Cope

    | Contributor(s):: Gertz, A., Rabinowitz, P. M.

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