Development of a questionnaire to evaluate the occupational stress in dog's shelter operators
Contributor(s):: Nardoia, M., Arena, L., Berteselli, G., Migliaccio, P., Valerii, L., Di Giustino, L., Dalla Villa, P.
Effectiveness of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program to Enhance Quality of Life in Institutionalized Dementia Patients
Contributor(s):: Briones, M. A., Pardo-Garcia, I., Escribano-Sotos, F.
Perceptions on Health Benefits of Guide Dog Ownership in an Austrian Population of Blind People with and without a Guide Dog
| Contributor(s):: Glenk, L. M., Pribylova, L., Stetina, B. U., Demirel, S., Weissenbacher, K.
Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O'Hair
| Contributor(s):: Stumbo, S. P., Yarborough, B. J. H.
The bad news blues
| Contributor(s):: Milani, M.
2018Can Vet J594433-4340008-5286 (Print)0008-5286engDr. Milani is a behavior and bond practitioner, teacher, and author of several books on the interaction of animal behavior, health, and the human-animal relationship.text
Taking Dogs Into the Office: A Novel Strategy for Promoting Work Engagement, Commitment and Quality of Life
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Mills, D. S.
Despite growing interest in “take your dog to work” days and the wellbeing benefits associated with interactions with a friendly dog (e.g., animal-assisted activities), there has been little quantification of the benefits of this. We analyzed responses to work-related (work...
Impact of Service Dogs on Family Members' Psychosocial Functioning
| Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., Marguerite E. O'Haire
The effects of service dogs on psychosocial health and wellbeing for individuals with physical disabilities or chronic conditions
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., O'Haire, M. E.
Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills
There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...
Pilot Study on Pet Therapy and Quality of Life
| Contributor(s):: Kathy L. VanVoorhis
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of life (QOL) as an individual’s perception of his or her position in life in the context of their culture and value systems in relation to their goals and expectations. The goal of this pilot study was to determine how pet therapy can...
Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners
| Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.
Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and...
A survey of the impact of owning a service dog on quality of life for individuals with physical and hearing disability: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Turner, A., MacMichael, J., Mills, D. S.
Effects of dog-assisted intervention on quality of life in nursing home residents with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Karefjard, A., Nordgren, L.
Testing olfactory function and mapping the structural olfactory networks in the brain
| Contributor(s):: Fjaeldstad, A.
Preface: The contribution of animals to human welfare
| Contributor(s):: Eloit, M.
2018Rev Sci Tech3719-140253-1933 (Print)0253-193310.20506/rst.37.1.2736engfrespatext
Assessment of Welfare in Zoo Animals: Towards Optimum Quality of Life
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Wolfensohn, Justine Shotton, Hannah Bowley, Sian Davies, Sarah Thompson, William S. M. Justice
Maintaining a high standard of animal welfare is essential in zoos, and methods of animal welfare assessment should aim to evaluate positive as well as negative states. The indicators that are useful in assessing these are discussed as there is huge variability in the available information...
Experiences with a prescribed emotional support animal: A qualitative inquiry
| Contributor(s):: Kristy R. Becraft
Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog
| Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.
Pet therapy: an effective strategy to care for the elderly? An experimental study in a nursing home
| Contributor(s):: Alfonso Sollami, Elisa Gianferrari, Manuela Alfieri, Giovanna Artioli, Chiara Taffurelli
Background and Aim: There has recently been a growing interest towards patients’ affective and emotional needs, especially in relational therapies, which are considered vital as to increase the understanding of those needs and patients’ well-being. In particular, we paid attention...
Implementation of an Animal Assisted Activity Program into a Rural Long-Term Care Facility to Increase the Perceived Quality of Life of Residents
| Contributor(s):: Vonnie Pattison, Patricia Cullen (adviser)
Older people who have moved from familiar home surroundings to institutionalized facilities could find that the institutions will put restrictions on their personal belongings, possessions, loved ones, and pets. Loneliness and depression are common in long-term care facilities (Banks &...