Effectiveness of Operation K9 Assistance Dogs on Suicidality in Australian Veterans with PTSD: A 12-Month Mixed-Methods Follow-Up Study
| Contributor(s):: Sherman, M., Hutchinson, A. D., Bowen, H., Iannos, M., Van Hooff, M.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a pervasive disorder among both current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. Studies have shown current psychological and pharmacological treatments for PTSD are suboptimal in veterans, with high dropout rates and poor adherence to...
Easing anxiety in preparation for pediatric magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study using animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Perez, M., Cuscaden, C., Somers, J. F., Simms, N., Shaheed, S., Kehoe, L. A., Holowka, S. A., Aziza, A. A., Shroff, M. M., Greer, M. C.
Pets enhance antidepressant pharmacotherapy effects in patients with treatment resistant major depressive disorder
| Contributor(s):: Mota Pereira, J., Fonte, D.
[The effectiveness of therapeutic horseback-riding in the treatment of chronic schizophrenic patients. Experimental results and clinical experiences]
| Contributor(s):: Scheidhacker, M., Bender, W., Vaitl, P.
[Orthopedic hippotherapy--new methods in treatment of segmental instabilities of the lumbar spine]
| Contributor(s):: Rothhaupt, D., Ziegler, H., Laser, T.
Animal-assisted therapy for inpatient adults
| Contributor(s):: Phung, A.
How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session....
Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse
| Contributor(s):: Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn
This study evaluates and compares the effectiveness of three group interventions on trauma symptoms for children who have been sexually abused. All of the groups followed the same treatment protocol, with two of them incorporating variations of animal-assisted therapy. A total of 153 children...
Predictors of cardiovascular events and mortality in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program pilot project
| Contributor(s):: Siegel, D., Kuller, L., Lazarus, N. B., Black, D., Feigal, D., Hughes, G., Schoenberger, J. A., Hulley, S. B.
Comparative Effects of Horse Exercise Versus Traditional Exercise Programs on Gait, Muscle Strength, and Body Balance in Healthy Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Aranda-García, Silvia, Iricibar, Albert, Planas, Antoni, Prat-Subirana, Joan A., Angulo-Barroso, Rosa M.
Reduction of phobic behaviour for animals in a boy with mental retardation
| Contributor(s):: Arntzen, Erik, Almås, Inger Karin
Presents a treatment programme to eliminate phobic behavior in an 11-yr-old mentally retarded boy when confronted with different animals, such as dogs, cats, cows, birds, horses, sheep, and rabbits. The intention was to determine the number of different types of dogs required to reach the desired...
Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?
| Contributor(s):: Hunt, M. G., Chizkov, R. R.
Despite an increase in the popularity of animal-assisted therapy, little is known about the impact of animals on processes relevant to effective psychotherapy. This study tested the impact of having a dog present on process variables relevant to cognitive behavioral therapy, including emotional...
Owners and pets exercising together: canine response to veterinarian-prescribed physical activity
| Contributor(s):: Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H.
Using a prospective, randomized, single-blinded clinical design, we enrolled dog owners (DOs) and their dogs presenting to a veterinary referral hospital in a two-phase trial to determine whether veterinarian-initiated counseling increases physical activity and leads to secondary health benefits...
Effects of preadoption counseling on the prevention of separation anxiety in newly adopted shelter dogs
| Contributor(s):: Herron, M. E., Lord, L. K., Husseini, S. E.
Separation anxiety is one of the more prevalent and difficult to treat behavior problems in dogs. The associated behaviors can be undesirable to dog owners and damage the human animal bond, leading to relinquishment or return to an animal shelter. Due to the high prevalence of separation related...
Implementing Welfare Quality in UK assurance schemes: evaluating the challenges
| Contributor(s):: Heath, C. A. E., Lin, Y., Mullan, S., Browne, W. J., Main, D. C. J.
This paper presents an account of a Welfare Quality assessment of 92 dairy farms carried out by seven experienced assessors. The aim was to evaluate the potential of the Welfare Quality assessment protocol with respect to its uptake by UK farm assurance schemes. Data collection, and measure...
The impact of animal welfare advertising on opposition to the Canadian seal hunt and willingness to boycott the Canadian seafood industry
| Contributor(s):: Braunsberger, K.
The purpose of this research was to measure and compare the initial and carryover effects of a video advertisement developed by an animal welfare organization, namely Harpseals. org. The ad was designed to educate the public about an egregious act against wildlife (i.e., the Canadian seal hunt),...
Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.
Palliative care and use of animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Engelman, S. R.
An animal-assisted therapy intervention with female inmates
| Contributor(s):: Jasperson, R. A.
Association between life events and change in depressive symptoms in Hong Kong Chinese elderly
| Contributor(s):: Chan, Dicken, Kwok, Anthony, Leung, Jason, Yuen, Kay, Choy, Dicky, Leung, Ping Chung