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  1. 'It's like being in another world': Demonstrating the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with psychiatric disability

    Contributor(s):: Bizub, Anne L., Joy, Ann, Davidson, Larry

  2. 2008 SNRS abstracts -- C

  3. 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'...

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

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

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

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

  6. 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...

  7. 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

  8. Animal hoarding: Its roots and recognition

    Contributor(s):: Patronek, G. J.

  9. Animal instincts

    Contributor(s):: Huff, Charlotte

  10. Animal-Assisted Therapy Ameliorates Anhedonia in Schizophrenia Patients

    Contributor(s):: Nathans-Barel, Inbar, Feldman, Pablo, Berger, Barry, Modai, Ilan, Silver, Henry

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

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

  12. Animal-assisted therapy services for adult cancer patients: a grant proposal

    Contributor(s):: Julia Moorhouse

    The purpose of this project was to identify potential funding sources and complete a grant to provide pet therapy/animal-assisted therapy to cancer patients who are actively in treatment at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange County, California, who are experiencing emotional...

  13. Animals helping humans heal

    Contributor(s):: Baldwin, Kathleen M.

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. clinical ROUNDS. Prescription for health: Get a pet

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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)...

  20. Die Untersuchung psychosozialer Wirkungen tiergest√ľtzter Intervention bei dementen Menschen in station√§ren Einrichtungen

    | Contributor(s):: Beckmann, Antje