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  1. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    Contributor(s):: Germone, M. M., Gabriels, R. L., Guérin, N. A., Pan, Z., Banks, T., O'Haire, M. E.

  2. Intervenções assistidas por cães como terapêutica não farmacológica em contexto hospitalar no doente internado

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    | Contributor(s):: Marta Fernandes Correia Bernardo

    Introdução: A hospitalização é, frequentemente, uma circunstância de fragilidade em que o doente apresenta distress. As terapias não farmacológicas, como uma abordagem holística do doente, são fundamentais para capacitar o...

  3. Salivary cortisol concentrations and behavior in a population of healthy dogs hospitalized for elective procedures

    | Contributor(s):: Hekman, Jessica P., Karas, Alicia Z., Dreschel, Nancy A.

    Identification of severe stress in hospitalized veterinary patients may improve treatment outcomes and welfare. To assess stress levels, in Study 1, we collected salivary cortisol samples and behavioral parameters in 28 healthy dogs hospitalized prior to elective procedures. Dogs were categorized...

  4. The Effect of a Pet Therapy and Comparison Intervention on Anxiety in Hospitalized Children

    | Contributor(s):: Hinic, K., Kowalski, M. O., Holtzman, K., Mobus, K.

  5. Evaluation of the Prevalence and Risk Factors for Undernutrition in Hospitalized Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenifer Molina, Marta Hervera, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, Carlos Torrente, Cecilia Villaverde

    Hospitalized dogs are predisposed to undernutrition, which can potentially affect outcome. This study evaluated the prevalence of undernutrition in hospitalized dogs (measured as loss of body condition score, BCS and body weight, BW) and studied the risk factors that affect nutritional status,...

  6. The design of visitation facilities to engage patients with their own cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Perez-Camargo, G., Creagan, E. T.

  7. [Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]

    | Contributor(s):: Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.

  8. Animal-Assisted Activities: Results From a Survey of Top-Ranked Pediatric Oncology Hospitals

    | Contributor(s):: Chubak, J., Hawkes, R.

  9. Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer

    | Contributor(s):: Monique Vicky Simon

    Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...

  10. Animal Assisted Interventions for Hospitalized and Chronically Ill Children

    | Contributor(s):: Krankl, Annika

  11. The Effect of the presence of a pet animal on the socialization behavior of withdrawn hospitalized persons with a psychiatric diagnosis

    | Contributor(s):: Barbara P. Olchowy

    In recent years increased attention has been given to the special benefits that animals provide to the medically ill, the emotionally disturbed, the elderly, the physically impaired and the normal healthy person.  The effect of the presence of animal companionship has been associated with...

  12. Restraint and Hospitalization of Cats

    | Contributor(s):: Wayne H. Rizer

    A cat presents a problem in handling for the small animal practitioner much as does the western steer to the rural practitioner, in that the ability of the doctor is often measured by the way the animal is handled rather than by the way the animal responds to the treatment.

  13. On the Cover

    | Contributor(s):: Fergenson, Michael

  14. A piece of my mind. Addie's hope

    | Contributor(s):: Cornfield, J. M.

  15. Animal-Assisted Therapy: An Exploration of Its History, Healing Benefits, and How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Set Up Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Ernst, Lorraine

  16. Terapeuters opplevelse av hestebasert behandling for pasienter med spiseforstyrrelser. = Therapists’ experience of horse-based treatment of patients with eating disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Træen, Bente, Moan, Kari-Anne, Rosenvinge, Jan H.

  17. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

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    | Contributor(s):: Erika Friedmann, Aaron Honori Katcher, James Lynch, Sue Ann Thomas

    This study looked at the effects of social isolation and social support on the survival of patients whowere hospitalized in a CCU with a diagnosis of MI or angina pectoris (AP). Social factors have been reportedto account for some of the variation in the incidence of MI and AP (25,28), but...

  18. Medical costs and other aspects of dog bites in Baltimore

    | Contributor(s):: David R. Berzon, John B. DeHoff

    INJURIES CAUSED BY DOG BITES havegrown to epidemic proportions in recent yearsand are now of major public health significance.Animal bites may lead to dangerous viral andbacterial infections, such as rabies, pasteurellosis,and tetanus, and the injuries may result in permanentscars, severe...

  19. The effect of animal-assisted therapy on children's stress during hospitalization

    | Contributor(s):: Tsai, Chia-Chun

  20. Pet ownership is not associated with future health: a nine year prospective study in older Australians

    | Contributor(s):: Simons, Leon A., Simons, Judith, McCallum, John, Friedlander, Yechiel