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  1. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: A Transformational Path to Emotional Wellness for U.S. Military Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Cathy Powalski

    Purpose. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore and describe the impact of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) on the reintegration of wounded veterans into civilian life as perceived by wounded U.S. military veterans participating in...

  2. Human-Animal Relationships in Supported Housing: Animal Atmospheres for Mental Health Recovery

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    | Contributor(s):: Friesinger, J. G., Birkeland, B., Thorød, A. B.

    Being in a relationship with an animal can promote the well-being of people. For many individuals, this usually takes place at home. This study reports about homes for people with mental health problems (with or without co-occurring substance use), who live in supported housing operated by...

  3. Companion Animals as Buffer against the Impact of Stress on Affect: An Experience Sampling Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Janssens, M., Janssens, E., Eshuis, J., Lataster, J., Simons, M., Reijnders, J., Jacobs, N.

    Companion animals have been identified as a unique source of social support and as contributors to mental wellbeing. This study uses the Experience Sampling Method to test whether this effect is due to stress-buffering. A total of 159 dog and cat owners responded to a series of randomly...

  4. Companion Animal Type and Level of Engagement Matter: A Mixed-Methods Study Examining Links between Companion Animal Guardianship, Loneliness and Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Clements, H., Valentin, S., Jenkins, N., Rankin, J., Gee, N. R., Snellgrove, D., Sloman, K. A.

    To reduce the spread of COVID-19, countries worldwide placed limitations on social interaction, which is anticipated to have severe psychological consequences. Although findings are inconsistent, prior research has suggested that companion animals may positively influence human well-being and...

  5. Recreational Horseback Riding and Its Association with Physical, Mental, and Social Wellbeing and Perceived Health

    | Contributor(s):: Schwarzmüller-Erber, Gabriele, Maier, Manfred, Stummer, Harald, Kundi, Michael

  6. Human- Animal Interaction to Support Well- Being at University: Experiences of Undergraduate Students in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Anne Rogers, Emily Vicary, Helen Brooks

    In the context of increasing concerns about student mental health and the therapeutic value of companion animals for mental health, there is limited understanding of the potential contribution of human- animal interaction in relation to undergraduate well- being. This study aimed to develop an...

  7. Well-being programmes in prisons in England and Wales: a mixed-methods study

    | Contributor(s):: Turner, Mary, King, Nigel, Mojtahedi, Dara, Burr, Viv, Gall, Victoria, Gibbs, Graham R., Hudspith, Lara Flynn, Leadley, Chelsea Beatrice, Walker, Tammi

  8. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.

  9. Dog training as a complementary intervention to support Veteran mental health and well-being: A scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Van Buiten, Hannah, Flynn, Erin, Morris, Kevin N.

  10. “I Can’t Give Up When I Have Them to Care for”: People’s Experiences of Pets and Their Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Hawkins, Roxanne D., Hawkins, Emma L., Tip, Liesbeth

    Contact with animals has been increasingly recognized as being beneficial to mental health and wellbeing due to their therapeutic function, with “animal-assisted therapies” gaining in popularity. There is less research exploring how companion animals within the home impact upon mental health and...

  11. Connecting farmer mental health with cow health and welfare on dairy farms using robotic milking systems

    | Contributor(s):: King, M. T. M., Matson, R. D., DeVries, T. J.

  12. The psychosocial influence of companion animals on positive and negative affect during the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W., Erdman, P.

  13. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on mental health of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Alison Thies

    This project explores the potential of using animals (particularly dogs) in animal-assisted therapy( AAT) with veterans who suffer from PTSD and reports on research that shows improvement in symptoms such as regulation of emotions, perceived quality of life, social functioning, sleep patterns,...

  14. Interdisciplinary Mental Health Approach to Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Large, Brier Van Valin

    Purpose: The purpose of this program plan, Veteran Equine Therapy Services: An Interdisciplinary approach (VETS), is to provide an interdisciplinary, theory-driven structure to increase veterans’ occupational performance in the community using equines as a therapeutic medium. Methods: A...

  15. Benefits of Green Care for Youth with a Mental Health Diagnosis

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Nosbusch

    Green Care provides therapeutic interventions using both plants and animals. While common in Norway and Holland Green Care is just beginning to take hold in the United States. This research looks at the possible benefits of Green Care to youth who have a mental health diagnosis. This was done...

  16. The Adolescent's Relationship with Animals: Empathy, Mental Health, and Animal Bonding

    | Contributor(s):: Alexis C. N. Reddig

  17. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Tiina Muros

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...

  18. ペットロスの疫学

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    | Contributor(s):: Yuya Kimura

  19. Association between pet ownership and physical activity levels, atopic conditions, and mental health in Singapore: a propensity score-matched analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Ying Xian Goh, Joel Shi Quan Tan, Nicholas L. Syn, Beverley Shu Wen Tan, Jia Ying Low, Yi Han Foo, Waikit Fung, Brandon Yi Da Hoong, Junxiong Pang

  20. The Role of Pet Ownership and Attachment in Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Deidre Watt, Nancy A. Pachana