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  1. Miffy and me: Developing an auto-ethnographic approach to the study of companion animals and human loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Adrian Franklin

    Despite the consistent claim that companion animals can and do alleviate human loneliness, a recent systematic review of quantitative studies of human loneliness and companion animals (Gilbey and Tani 2015) found no evidence to support this ‘belief’ (as they put it), except in...

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Application to Older Adults in Long Term Care

    Contributor(s):: Mercer, Kimberly Ann

  3. Children and their social relationships with pet dogs: Examining links with human best friendship quality and loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Jocelyn Mabee

    This study aimed to examine the quality of the childs relationship with the pet dog and whether it was associated with the quality of friendship with the childs human best friend or with the amount of loneliness the child felt. This study also examined whether the dogs temperament was associated...

  4. Loneliness Harms Your Health

    Contributor(s):: Eells, Gregory T.

  5. Symptom Reduction Identified After Offering Animal-Assisted Activity at a Cancer Infusion Center

    Contributor(s):: Marcus, Dawn A., Blazek-O'Neill, Betsy, Kopar, Jennifer L.

  6. A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Masi, C. M., Chen, H. Y., Hawkley, L. C., Cacioppo, J. T.

  7. Artificial Emotions: Robots Caring for the Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Banks, W. A.

  8. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.

  9. The Eldercare Factory

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, N., Sharkey, A.

  10. The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.

  11. The role of pet ownership in the lives of older people: a review

  12. Animal Care and the Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.

  13. May 06 2015

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits Seminar

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/295

  14. Healthy Pets Healthy People

    Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...

  15. A Pilot Study Assessing the Effectiveness of an Animal-Assisted Outreach Program

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A., Dispenza, Franco, Parker, Lindy, Chang, Catherine Y., Cunnien, Taffey

  16. Dogs, cats and Catholic parochial clergy in England and Wales: Exploring the relationship between companion animals and work-related psychological health

    Contributor(s):: Francis, Leslie J., Turton, Douglas W., Louden, Stephen H.

    This study examines the theory that companion animals may contribute to the work-related psychological health of Catholic parochial clergy in England and Wales as a possible antidote to the personal and social loneliness of single celibate men. Data were provided by a sample of 1,482 Catholic...

  17. Pet ownership may attenuate loneliness among older adult primary care patients who live alone

    Contributor(s):: Stanley, I. H., Conwell, Y., Bowen, C., Van Orden, K. A.

    OBJECTIVES: Older adults who report feelings of loneliness are at increased risk for a range of negative physical and mental health outcomes, including early mortality. Identifying potential sources of social connectedness, such as pet ownership, could add to the understanding of how to promote...

  18. The role of pet dogs in casual conversations of elderly adults

    Contributor(s):: Rogers, J., Hart, L. A., Boltz, R. P.

    Casual conversations were recorded as elderly persons routinely walked their dogs through a familiar mobile home park in the United States. Control observations included walks without dogs by owners and non-owners of dogs. All owners talked to and about their dogs. Transcribed conversations...

  19. Does owning a pet protect older people against loneliness?

    Contributor(s):: Pikhartova, J., Bowling, A., Victor, C.

  20. An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking

    Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.