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  1. Continuing Bonds and Psychosocial Functioning in a Recently Bereaved Pet Loss Sample

    Contributor(s):: Habarth, Janice, Bussolari, Cori, Gomez, Rowena, Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama, Field, Nigel P., Packman, Wendy

    Research has shown that pet loss can be a devastating and complex experience for some human survivors, yet this loss may not be fully recognized by friends, partners, or acquaintances as a significant bereavement. The objectives of the current study were to consider how continuing bonds (CB)...

  2. A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Psychosocial Outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Maujean, Annick, Pepping, Christopher A., Kendall, Elizabeth

    The use of animal-assisted interventions (aaIs) to achieve psychological benefits has expanded rapidly over the last few years. However, this is a vastly under-researched area, and the research to date has been largely descriptive, in the form of case studies, or has used only small groups of...

  3. Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.

  4. Mobility and medical service dogs: a qualitative analysis of expectations and experiences

    Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., Verdon, S., O'Haire, M. E.

  5. Examining How Dog 'Acquisition' Affects Physical Activity and Psychosocial Well-Being: Findings from the BuddyStudy Pilot Trial

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Teng, J. E., Masteller, B., Rajala, C., Balzer, L. B.

  6. Animal assisted therapy (AAT) program as a useful adjunct to conventional psychosocial rehabilitation for patients with schizophrenia: Results of a small-scale randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Calvo, Paula, Fortuny, Joan R., Guzmán, Sergio, Macías, Cristina, Bowen, Jonathan, García, María L., Orejas, Olivia, Molins, Ferran, Tvarijonaviciute, Asta, Cerón, José J., Bulbena, Antoni, Fatjó, Jaume

  7. Psychosocial-behavioral experiences of human-animal interactions for 18- to 25-year-old young adults

    | Contributor(s):: London-Nunez, Bertresh A. M.

  8. Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin

  9. A systematic review of animal-assisted therapy on psychosocial outcomes in people with intellectual disability

    | Contributor(s):: Maber-Aleksandrowicz, Sarah, Avent, Cerian, Hassiotis, Angela

  10. A Systematic Review of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Psychosocial Outcomes in People with Intellectual Disability

    | Contributor(s):: Maber-Aleksandrowicz, S., Avent, C., Hassiotis, A.

  11. Animal-assisted therapy as an approach to psychosocial symptoms in oncopediatric patients

    | Contributor(s):: Toro, Daniel, del Pilar Valdes, Ma

  12. Psychosocial and Environmental Factors Associated with Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Anne-Elizabeth Straub, Megan H. McDonough, Nancy E. Edwards, RM Lyle, Philip J. Troped

    Dog walking is associated with higher levels of physical activity (PA). However, not all dog owners walk their dog(s) at a level sufficient for health benefits. Therefore, identifying correlates of dog walking may help to inform the design of more effective interventions to promote this specific...

  13. Companion animals in Thailand: human factors that predict sterilization of cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L., Coleman, G. J.

    The prevalence of companion animal caregiving was estimated, and demographic and psychosocial factors that predict sterilization behaviors in caregivers in Thailand were identified. Thai nationals ( n=494) were recruited by random for the Culture and Human-Animal Interactions (CHAI) telephone...

  14. Turning point of transformation: consumer communities, identity projects and becoming a serious dog hobbyist

    | Contributor(s):: Syrjala, H.

    The present paper aims to delineate the turning point of the transformation that takes place when a casual enthusiast becomes a serious hobbyist within the subculture of dog agility devotees. Thereby, this paper participates in prior discussions in consumer research that have deliberated on...

  15. Increasing the effectiveness of palliative care through integrative modalities: Conceptualizing the roles of animal companions and animal-assisted interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Skeath, Perry, Jenkins, Molly A., McCullough, Amy, Fine, Aubrey H., Berger, Ann

  16. Recruiting psychosocial health effects of animals for families and communities: Transition to practice

    | Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette A., Yamamoto, Mariko, Fine, Aubrey H.

  17. Childhood Experiences with Family Pets and Psychosocial Functioning in Early Adulthood

    | Contributor(s):: Girardi, Alberta

    The purpose of this research was to investigate the association between childhood experiences with family pets and psychosocial functioning in early adulthood. The Exposure to Pet Aggression Scale (EPAS) was developed to provide a multidimensional measure of exposure to pet aggression in...

  18. The psychosocial impact of service dogs on their physically disabled owners

    | Contributor(s):: Donovan, William Patrick

  19. Psychosocial well-being and community participation of service dog partners

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, Diane M., Fitzgerald, Shirley G., Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, Scherer, Marcia, Cooper, Rory A., Boninger, Michael L.

  20. Improvement of self-efficacy and social skills through participation in Great and Small, a therapeutic horseback riding program

    | Contributor(s):: Westerman, Patricia, Hargreaves, Holly A., Westerman, Delores, Verge, Melissa, Trotter, Kay Sudekum