An equine-assisted therapy intervention to improve pain, range of motion, and quality of life in adults and older adults with arthritis: A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: White-Lewis, S., Johnson, R., Ye, S., Russell, C.
Pet Ownership Patterns and Successful Aging Outcomes in Community Dwelling Older Adults
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Gee, N. R., Simonsick, E. M., Studenski, S., Resnick, B., Barr, E., Kitner-Triolo, M., Hackney, A.
Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability
Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.
"You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis
Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.
Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures
Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.
Critical Review of Research Methods Used to Consider the Impact of Human-Animal Interaction on Older Adults' Health
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Gee, N. R.
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemic
Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemicA lecture by ErasmoDEOLIVEIRABringing trustable information about the bond between humans and pets, with a wide scientific base and in language accessible to all audiences.
Anna Clark Anna Clark
Animal‐assisted therapy, including animal‐assisted activities and resident animals, for improving quality of life in people with stroke
| Contributor(s):: Emma Hawkins, Roxanne Hawkins, Martin Dennis, Joanne Williams, Stephen M. Lawrie
This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of animal-assisted therapy for improving quality of life for people with stroke. A secondary objective is to assess outcomes relating to the feasibility and potential barriers of...
I was not born with a mask!
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...
The Impact of Owning a Guide Dog on Owners’ Quality of Life: A Longitudinal Study
| Contributor(s):: McIver, Sara, Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.
Individuals with visual impairments often report low quality of life (QOL), increased depression, and reduced functionality. Trained assistance dogs have been shown to help improve QOL and daily functioning of individuals affected by chronic conditions, but these studies have been largely...
Psychological Mechanisms Predicting Wellbeing in Pet Owners: Rogers’ Core Conditions versus Bowlby’s Attachment
| Contributor(s):: Teo, Jillian Terese, Thomas, Susan J.
While pet ownership may confer physical and psychological health benefits, existing research presents inconsistent findings, and the psychological mechanisms through which health benefits might be conferred are unknown. Exploring human–pet relationships from the perspectives of Bowlby’s...
Pet Ownership and Human–Animal Interaction in an Aging Population: Rewards and Challenges
| Contributor(s):: Enders-Slegers, Marie-José, Hediger, Karin
Older adults in most developed countries can now expect to live nearly 80 years without significant disability. To maximize the quality of the years after retirement, societies, governments, and organizations are seeking strategies to help older adults maintain their mental and physical health,...
Validation of a Health-related Quality of Life (QoL) Questionnaire for Owners of Dogs with Heart Disease
| Contributor(s):: Freeman, Lisa M., Rush, John E., Helburn, Audry M.
In humans, heart disease is associated with high caregiver burden and stress, which can negatively affect the health-related quality of life (hrQoL) of both patient and caregiver. The effect of a dog’s heart disease on owners’ hrQoL has not been reported. Therefore, the objective of this study...
Exploring the Meaning and Experience of Chronic Pain with People Who Live with a Dog: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Carr, Eloise C. J., Wallace, Jean E., Onyewuchi, Chie, Hellyer, Peter W., Kogan, Lori
Pain is a significant burden for those with chronic disease and negatively impacts quality of life, causing disability and substantial work and health-care costs. Chronic pain has been identified as one of the most important current and future causes of morbidity and disability across the world....
Exploring Wellness of Wildlife Carers in New Zealand: A Descriptive Study
| Contributor(s):: Yeung, Polly, White, Bridey, Chilvers, B. Louise
The rescue and care of vulnerable wildlife is rewarding. Most people involved in animal rescue have a strong commitment to service but the work can be profoundly challenging. The ability to know and respond appropriately to an animal's needs depends on the professional skills and knowledge of...
Development and validation of a quality of life assessment tool for use in kennelled dogs (Canis familiaris)
| Contributor(s):: Kiddie, Jenna L., Collins, Lisa M.
There is currently no objective and validated quality of life assessment tool available to assess the quality of life of domestic dogs in kennels. This study aimed to develop a validated scoring system to assess the quality of life of dogs kennelled in rehoming centres. Objective animal-based...
Equine-Assisted Intervention to Improve Perceived Value of Everyday Occupations and Quality of Life in People with Lifelong Neurological Disorders: A Prospective Controlled Study
| Contributor(s):: Palsdottir, A. M., Gudmundsson, M., Grahn, P.
People with neurological disorders suffer from poor mobility, poor balance, fatigue, isolation and monotonous everyday activities. Studies show that equine-assisted interventions can improve their mobility and balance, but could these kinds of interventions also increase participants' activity...
Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Residential Treatment of Dual Pathology
| Contributor(s):: Monfort Montolio, M., Sancho-Pelluz, J.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a complementary intervention of therapy that has shown positive results in the treatment of various pathologies. This study assesses the viability of the implementation and the effectiveness of an AAT program in patients diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and...
Quality of life of tertiary students and their attachment to a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Gerber
Companion animals have become an important aspect in the lives of many individuals (Serpell, 2010). It has been shown that attachment to a companion animal may have a beneficial impact on several aspects of an individual’s life (O’Haire, 2010). Collectively, these aspects can...