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  1. Cardiovascular Health

    Pet ownership has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and others as having many benefits for the health and welfare of humans and animals[1][2]. Under some...

  2. Children's Problems Predict Adults' "DSM-IV" Disorders across 24 Years

    Contributor(s):: Reef, Joni, van Meurs, Inge, Verhulst, Frank C., van der Ende, Jan

  3. Translating Research Findings on Early Experience to Prevention: Animal and Human Evidence on Early Attachment Relationships

    Contributor(s):: O

  4. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Depression in Adult College Students

    Contributor(s):: Folse, Eileen B., Minder, Carolyn C., Aycock, Melanie J., Santana, Ronald T.

    This study investigated the effects of animal-assisted therapy (A-AT) on self-reported depression in a college population. Forty-four participants were selected on the basis of scores on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). They then were assigned to one of three groups: A-AT in conjunction with...

  5. Use of an Aviary to Relieve Depression in Elderly Males

    Contributor(s):: Holcomb, Ralph, Jendro, Connie, Weber, Barbara, Nahan, Ursula

  6. Complementary medicine in cancer care: adding a therapy dog to the team

    Contributor(s):: Marcus, D. A.

  7. Animal-assisted therapy as a nondrug approach to pain and depression for older adults with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Richeson, Nancy E.

  8. Attachment styles impact on pet visitation effectiveness

    Contributor(s):: Colby, Patrcia M., Sherman, Angela

    Examined the effects of attachment style (secure, anxious-ambivalent, dismissive avoidant, or fearful avoidant) on the subjective well-being of institutionalized older adults participating in a dog visitation program. The participants were 52 residents of an assisted living facility, aged 58-98...

  9. Effects of pets versus people visits with nursing home residents

    Contributor(s):: Lutwack-Bloom, Particia, Wijewickrama, Rohan, Smith, Betsy

  10. Experiences and needs of Adult Protective Services case managers when assisting clients who have companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Boat, Barbara W., Knight, Juliette C.

  11. Heart quiz that could save your life

    Contributor(s):: Browder, Sue Ellin

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

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

  13. 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...

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

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

  15. Plush animals and the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Francis, Gloria, Munjas, Barbara

  16. Research update on care interventions

    Contributor(s):: Baldwin, Beverly A.

  17. Risk factors for clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease

    Contributor(s):: Baker, F. M., Jordan, Barry, Barclay, Laurie, Schoenberg, Bruce S.

  18. Take one pet and call me in the morning

    Contributor(s):: Suthers-McCabe, H. Marie

  19. Service Dogs for Victims of Assault (SDVA)

    It is the goal of SDVA to make this website a safe, informative place where you can learn about service dogs as a therapeutic aid for victims/survivors of assault who suffer from a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). SDVA is a non-profit organization dedicated to...

  20. Back to the dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Tatschl, C., Finsterer, J., Stollberger, C.