Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
Contributor(s):: Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...
Association between dog guardianship and HIV clinical outcomes
Contributor(s):: Saberi, P., Neilands, T. B., Johnson, M. O.
Perceptions of companion dog benefits on well-being of US military veterans with HIV/AIDS
Contributor(s):: Kruger, K. S., Stern, S. L., Anstead, G., Finley, E. P.
Objectives: Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) frequently experience psychosocial complications in addition to physical illness. Conflicting data on the value of companion dog ownership in minimizing psychosocial distress suggest the need...
The perception of veterinary students about the interaction between human and pets and the risk of zoonosis
Contributor(s):: Almeida, L. P. de, Almeida, M. L., Carrijo, K. de F., Pirtouscheg, A.
The interaction between humans and animals can benefit and harm. Among the benefits of living with a pet is to improve the quality of life by reducing stress, lowering tensions between family members and increasing compassion in society. On the other hand there is the possibility that some...