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  1. "Well, we've all got to get old haven't we?" Reflections of older people with intellectual disabilities on aging and change

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, David

  2. Effects of pet ownership on the health and well-being of older people

    Contributor(s):: Wells, Y., Rodi, H.

  3. Influence of the Eden Alternative on the functional status of nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Hinman, Martha R., Heyl, Deborah M.

    The Eden Alternative™ was initiated to reduce feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness among nursing home residents through interactions with plants, animals, and children in their environment. This study assessed the effects of the Eden Alternative on residents' physical,...

  4. I see the stars: An autoethnographer speaks on fieldwork and flashbacks

    | Contributor(s):: Jegatheesan, B. I.

  5. Owner response to companion animal death: development of a theory and practical implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Cindy L. Adams, Brenda N. Bonnett, Alan H. Meek

    This study used an inductive research method known as grounded theory to develop a theory to describe owner response to the death of a pet. Participants were identified from 8 veterinary clinics in Wellington Country, Ontario. Eighty percent (8 of 10) of the practices approached agreed to...

  6. Characteristics and antecedents of people who hoard animals: An exploratory comparative interview study

    | Contributor(s):: Steketee, Gail, Gibson, Amanda, Frost, Randy O., Alabiso, Janelle, Arluke, Arnold, Patronek, Gary

  7. Varying views of life among people with long-term mental illness

    | Contributor(s):: Erdner, A., Andersson, L., Magnusson, A., Lutzen, K.

  8. The spontaneous qualitative assessment of behavioural expressions in pigs: first explorations of a novel methodology for integrative animal welfare measurement

    | Contributor(s):: Wemelsfelder, F., Hunter, E. A., Mendl, M. T., Lawrence, A. B.

    This study investigated the extent to which 18 naive observers showed agreement when given the opportunity to qualitatively describe, independently and in their own words, the behavioural expressions of 20 individual growing pigs. Pigs were brought singly into a test pen and given the opportunity...

  9. Animal-assisted therapy: analysis of patient testimonials

    | Contributor(s):: Stoffel, J. M., Braun, C. A.

  10. Effects of a supported program for horseback riding on inpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia: a qualitative exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Corring, Deborah J., Johnston, Megan E., Rudnick, Abraham

  11. Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog

    | Contributor(s):: Smyth, C., Slevin, E.

  12. Occupational therapy using horses as a medium [German]

    | Contributor(s):: Junker, Jutta

  13. Behavioral health staff's perceptions of pet-assisted therapy: an exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Rossetti, J., DeFabiis, S., Belpedio, C.

  14. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy with adult female survivors of abuse

    | Contributor(s):: Meinersmann, K. M., Bradberry, J., Roberts, F. B.

  15. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as a therapeutic resource

    | Contributor(s):: Dornelas, K. C. A., Dornelas, O. A. A., Vieira, F. de T.

    The interaction between humans and animals is being examined by the scientific community because the evidence of improved quality of life, especially in cases of therapeutic asylum or sick people. The colleges are the privileged space for the AAT as a therapeutic resource to be analyzed. To learn...

  16. Barriers and motivators for owners walking their dog: results from qualitative research

    | Contributor(s):: Cutt, H. E., Giles-Corti, B., Wood, L. J., Knuiman, M. W., Burke, V.

  17. The qualitative assessment of responsiveness to environmental challenge in horses and ponies

    | Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Rosa, G. de, Braghieri, A., Grasso, F., Bordi, A., Wemelsfelder, F.

    The responsiveness of 10 horses and 10 ponies to environmental challenge (represented by an open field test) was assessed using a qualitative approach based on free choice profiling methodology (FCP), which gives observers complete freedom to choose their own descriptive terms. Data were analysed...