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  1. The effect of pet ownership/attachment on the stress level of multiple sclerosis patients

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Marie Loven

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease affecting the central nervous system. Over 80% of MS patients are in the relapsing remitting stage. Symptoms range from fever, fatigue, emotional distress, tingling, numbness, optic neuritis, spasticity, muscle weakness, impaired...

  2. Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn

    This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...

  3. Service dogs for individuals with disabilities: What happens after the honeymoon is over?

    Contributor(s):: Shubert, Janice L.

  4. Transition to adulthood: The experience of youth with physical disabilities living with a service dog

    Contributor(s):: Modlin, Susan Jane

    The focus of this qualitative descriptive study is the experience of physically disabled young people as they transition into adulthood while living with a service dog. The cornerstone of young adulthood is transition. For any young adult leaving home, the transition involves inter- and...

  5. Hearing the voices of experienced equestrians with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: McBride-Conner, Amy

  6. What's a dog got to do with education? Illuminating what matters in education and in life.

    Contributor(s):: Bernadette Nicholls

    In this thesis I analyse the students’ responses to Gus, an English Springer spaniel, whom I specifically trained as an education dog. I examine the students’ experiences from my Year 10 English, Year 10 Religious Education, Year 8 Religious Education and Year 7 Homeroom classes...

  7. Therapeutic riding : learning and recovery for people with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Kate Dunstan

    The purpose of this study was to explore the process of therapeutic riding as an experiential and holistic approach to learning and recovery for people with disabilities as perceived by the providers of therapeutic riding. To enhance the connection between theory and practice and...

  8. Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Kayla Blasz

    Animals are an important influence on the well-being andhealth of humans. Exposure to animals in a therapeutic settinghas, historically, had physical, physiological, andpsychological benefits to humans’ health. Animal-assistedtherapy (AAT) is a proposed effective therapy method for avariety of...

  9. Effects of animal-assisted therapy for responding to passive behavior in elderly nursing home residents with dementia: A single subject design study

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    | Contributor(s):: Cherie Ann Soprano

    Passive behavior (PB) is a behavioral disturbance that affects 61 to 88 percent of nursing home residents (NHRs) with dementia. PB in persons with dementia (PWD) often leads to such negative consequences as, social isolation, loss of physical functioning, excess disability, and further cognitive...