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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

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    | 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. 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

    Equine-assisted activities and therapies are increasing in popularity for treatment of ASD symptoms. This research evaluated effects of a 5-week programme of therapeutic riding on social functioning of children/adolescents (N = 15) with ASD. The effectiveness of the programme was...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. Continuing bonds and psychosocial adjustment in pet loss

    | Contributor(s):: Packman, Wendy, Field, Nigel P., Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama

    This study investigated continuing bonds (CB) expressions among bereaved pet owners and the relationship between CB expressions and psychosocial adjustment. The sample included 33 participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year. Participants who responded to a differentiated set of 12...

  16. Grief responses

    | Contributor(s):: Gyulay, J. E.

    There is no pain like the pain of grief. It affects every facet of one's personhood. One's entire being -- physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, cognitively and behaviorally -- is touched. There is no particular order to these effects. They are, essentially, interactive. Grief is called...

  17. Sports and recreational activities of the disabled from eastern regions of Poland

    | Contributor(s):: Bergier, B., Kubinska, Z., Bergier, J.

    The primary objective of the study was recognition of the forms of sports and recreational activities of the disabled living in the regions of Rzeszow, Lublin and Bialystok, and determination of the benefits drawn by them from participation in these activities. A total number of 750 were...

  18. Factors associated with the stages of change for dog walking among Japanese dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Oka, Koichiro, Shibata, Ai

  19. A conceptual approach for a quantitative economic analysis of farmers' decision-making regarding animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Gocsik, E., Saatkamp, H. W., Lauwere, C. C. de, Lansink, A. G. J. M. O.

    Decisions related to animal welfare (AW) standards depend on farmer's multiple goals and values and are constrained by a wide range of external and internal forces. The aim of this paper is twofold, i.e., (1) to develop a theoretical framework for farmers' AW decisions that incorporates farmers'...

  20. Implications of the Literature on Equine-Assisted Activities for Use as a Complementary Intervention in Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Smith-Osborne, Alexa, Selby, Alison