A pilot study of animal assisted activity among hospitalized older adults
Contributor(s):: Smith, C., Bixler, D., George, A., Fusco, N., DeLuca, A.
The psychological and behavioural effects of an animal-assisted therapy programme in Korean older adults with dementia
Contributor(s):: Baek, S. M., Lee, Y., Sohng, K. Y.
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological and behavioural effects of animal-assisted therapy on cognitive function, emotional state, problematic behaviours, and activities of daily living among older adults with dementia. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group pretest...
The Best Medicine: Personal Pets and Therapy Animals in the Hospital Setting
Contributor(s):: Barchas, D., Melaragni, M., Abrahim, H., Barchas, E.
Companion animals can have a positive impact on people's health and well-being. Personal pet visitation and animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can benefit patients' pain, blood pressure, stress, depression, and anxiety, as well as increasing mobility and socialization with staff and families....
The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction
Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.
A bite out of anxiety: Evaluation of animal-assisted activity on anxiety in children attending a pediatric dental outpatient unit
| Contributor(s):: Rangeeth Bollam Nammalwar, Priyaa Rangeeth
Background: Anxiety control has been one of the key factors that shows that success of a pediatric dental practice. Animal- Aassisted therapy has shown to have many health benefits, which has brought the animal species closer to our homes with an establishment of a relationship. Aims...
Development of an animal-assisted activity program on a pediatric behavioral health unit
| Contributor(s):: Fodstad, J. C., Bauers, J., Sexton, M., Butler, M., Karlsson, C., Neff, M.
Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress
| Contributor(s):: Margot L. Wiscovitch
Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...
Mar 21 2019
American Hippotherapy Association 7th Annual Conference
Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...
Therapy dogs help calm people under stress
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Montemurri, L. L. Braiser
Pause with Paws: Implementation of an Evidence-Based Animal Visitation Program at a Small Vermont University
| Contributor(s):: Angela Smith
This evidence-based practice change pilot project explored college student perceptions of the efficacy of an animal visitation program (AVP) toward reducing perceived stress. Using a quantitative, longitudinal pre- and post-intervention design, a convenience sample of students from a Vermont...
The effect of a pet's presence upon anxiety during a simulated clinical interview
| Contributor(s):: Kenneth G. Weigand
Recognizing the importance of evolutionary parallels between humans and other animals, researchers make use of animals to better the understanding of people in various fields of study, such as history, ecology, medicine, psychology, and sociology (Levinson, 1978). Boris Levinson (1962) was an...
Pilot Study on Pet Therapy and Quality of Life
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| Contributor(s):: Kathy L. VanVoorhis
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of life (QOL) as an individual’s perception of his or her position in life in the context of their culture and value systems in relation to their goals and expectations. The goal of this pilot study was to determine how pet therapy can...
Animal-assisted interventions: A national survey of health and safety policies in hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations
| Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Gibbs, D. M., Siebens, H. C., Mueller, M. K., Freeman, L. M.
To develop, promote and offer pet therapy programs and services that use dogs to help improve the health and quality of life of people of all ages and conditions.
PALS: Pet Access League Society
Medical studies prove that pets improve the emotional and physical well being of humans. It's astonishing what contact with animals can do for a person's emotional and physical health. Simply watching a pet can actually lower stress levels and blood pressure. Such...
Caring K9s Maui
Caring K9s Therapy Dogs, Maui exists to improve the quality of life for people on Maui through therapy dog visits (both comfort visits and specific animal-assisted therapy), Reading Education Assistance Dogs® programs for children and animal care education.The founder of Caring K9s...
Implementation of an Animal Assisted Activity Program into a Rural Long-Term Care Facility to Increase the Perceived Quality of Life of Residents
| Contributor(s):: Vonnie Pattison, Patricia Cullen (adviser)
Older people who have moved from familiar home surroundings to institutionalized facilities could find that the institutions will put restrictions on their personal belongings, possessions, loved ones, and pets. Loneliness and depression are common in long-term care facilities (Banks &...
A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell
Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...
Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature
| Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos
A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...