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  1. Effects of Animal-Assisted Activity on Mood States and Feelings in a Psychiatric Setting

    Contributor(s):: Brown, S., Snelders, J., Godbold, J., Moran-Peters, J., Driscoll, D., Donoghue, D., Mathew, L., Eckardt, S.

  2. Advances in Mental Health Care: Five N = 1 Studies on the Effects of the Robot Seal Paro in Adults with Severe Intellectual Disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Wagemaker, Eline, Tycho J. Dekkers, Joost A. Agelink van Rentergem, Karin M. Volkers, Hilde M. Huizenga

    Background: The evidence base for psychological treatments for autism and mood disorders in people with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities (ID) is limited. Recent promising robot-based innovations in mental health care suggest that robot-based animal assisted therapy (AAT) could be...

  3. Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol

    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin

    Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...

  4. The Effect of Dog-Assisted Intervention on Student Well-Being, Mood, and Anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Dasha Grajfoner, Emma Harte, Lauren M. Potter, Nicola McGuigan

    This novel, exploratory study investigated the effect of a short, 20 min, dog-assisted intervention on student well-being, mood, and anxiety. One hundred and thirty-two university students were allocated to either an experimental condition or one of two control conditions. Each participant...

  5. Effects of interactions with animals on human psychological distress

    | Contributor(s):: Crossman, Molly K.

  6. An investigation of the effects of dog visits on depression, mood, and social interaction in elderly individuals living in a nursing home

    | Contributor(s):: Phelps, Kristin A, Miltenberger, Raymond G, Jens, Tess, Wadeson, Heather

  7. An examination if human happiness and stress following canine exposure

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Makenna Ann

  8. Is Animal Assisted Therapy with Dogs Effective in Improving Psychosocial Variables of Mood in Hospital Patients?

    | Contributor(s):: Morris, Kelsey A.

  9. Is the Use of Animal Assisted Therapy/Activity Effective in Improving Quality of Life through Self-Efficacy, Self-Perceived Health, Sense of Coherence and Mood?

    | Contributor(s):: Keene, Kendra B.

  10. Changes in patient mood through animal-assisted activities in a palliative care unit

    | Contributor(s):: Kumasaka, Takayuki, Masu, Hideo, Kataoka, Mika, Numao, Akiko

  11. Therapeutic horse riding improves cognition, mood arousal, and ambulation in children with dyspraxia

    | Contributor(s):: Hession, Caren E., Eastwood, Brian, Watterson, David, Lehane, Christine M., OxIey, Nigel, Murphy, Barbara A.

  12. Emotional benefits of dog ownership: Impact of the presence of a pet dog on owners' responses to negative mood induction

    | Contributor(s):: Beals, Eve E.

  13. Evaluation of cerebral activity in the prefrontal cortex in mood [affective] disorders during animal-assisted therapy (AAT) by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS): a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Aoki, J., Iwahashi, K., Ishigooka, J., Fukamauchi, F., Numajiri, M., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.

  14. Attachment styles impact on pet visitation effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Colby, Patrcia M., Sherman, Angela

    Examined the effects of attachment style (secure, anxious-ambivalent, dismissive avoidant, or fearful avoidant) on the subjective well-being of institutionalized older adults participating in a dog visitation program. The participants were 52 residents of an assisted living facility, aged 58-98...

  15. Effects of pets versus people visits with nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Lutwack-Bloom, Particia, Wijewickrama, Rohan, Smith, Betsy

  16. Heart quiz that could save your life

    | Contributor(s):: Browder, Sue Ellin

  17. Pet therapy in elderly patients with mental illness

    | Contributor(s):: Moretti, Francesca, De Ronchi, Diana, Bernabei, Virginia, Marchetti, Lucia, Ferrari, Barbara, Forlani, Claudia, Negretti, Francesca, Sacchetti, Cleta, Atti, Anna Rita

  18. Editorial: Memory and loss

    | Contributor(s):: Rowland, Christopher V., Jr.

  19. Feeling stares: Places, persons, and pets

    | Contributor(s):: Staats, Sara, Ross, Tyra, Irmscher, Krista, Rada, Kelly

  20. Singly living people and their cats: a study of human mood and subsequent behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C., Rieger, G.

    We sought to examine how cat owners' moods correlated with subsequent interactions with their cats. Such a relationship has not been previously documented. Data from 47 women and 49 men living alone with their cats were collected. Participants were visited at their homes for one two-hour session...