Development and Application of the Owner-Bird Relationship Scale (OBRS) to Assess the Relation of Humans to Their Pet Birds
Contributor(s):: Burmeister, A. K., Drasch, K., Rinder, M., Prechsl, S., Peschel, A., Korbel, R., Saam, N. J.
The Canine Frustration Questionnaire—Development of a New Psychometric Tool for Measuring Frustration in Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Kevin J. McPeake, Lisa M. Collins, Helen Zulch, Daniel S. Mills
Introduction: Psychometric tools have been developed for the assessment of behavioral and affective traits in non-human animals. Frustration can be defined as an emotional reaction experienced after a given expectation is violated. Frustration is a negative emotional state and whilst it...
The Relationship Between Dog-Related Factors and Owners' Attitudes Toward Pets: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study in Korea
Contributor(s):: Kim, W. H., Min, K. D., Cho, S. I., Cho, S.
Validation of the Human-Animal Interaction Scale (HAIS) in Czech Language
Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Juríčková, V., Nekovářová, T., Svobodová, I.
US Residents’ Perceptions of Dog Welfare Needs and Canine Welfare Information Sources
Contributor(s):: Bir, Courtney, Croney, Candace C., Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk
The extent to which welfare needs of breeding dogs are met in commercial dog-breeding kennels is a potential point of controversy. This analysis sought to understand US residents’ perceptions and priorities related to dog welfare : by investigating (a) perceptions of breeding-dog welfare needs...
Perceptions of Social Responsibility of Prominent Animal Welfare Groups
Contributor(s):: Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk, Morgan, Carissa J., Croney, Candace C.
Nonhuman animal welfare is an increasingly important component of consumer expectations of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The extent to which prominent animal welfare or protection organizations may influence people’s perceptions of food industry CSR may be related to an organization’s...
Measuring the Strength of Human–Animal Bonds in Zoos
Contributor(s):: Hosey, Geoff, Birke, Lynda, Shaw, Wendy S., Melfi, Vicky
Repeated interactions within individual human and animal dyads can lead to the establishment of human–animal relationships (HARs), which may vary in quality from good to bad, defined in terms of the positivity (e.g., friendly contact, play) or negativity (e.g., aggression) of the interactions on...
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Cat Care and Needs Scale (CCANS)
Contributor(s):: Delgado, Mikel M., Reevy, Gretchen M.
The objective of this study was to develop a brief scale, primarily intended for research applications, that measures how well people report meeting the welfare needs of their pet cats. The practice of keeping cats as a companion animal has increased, and despite their popularity, many cats...
Brief Measures of the Animal Attitude Scale
Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold, Grayson, Stephanie, McCord, David
There is increasing interest among social and behavioral scientists in brief measures of attitudes and personality traits. Based on factor analysis and using an existing data set (n = 400 adults), we constructed a 5- and a 10-item version of the widely used animal attitude Scale (AAS). Both...
Canine-Assisted Therapy in Hospitalized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation
Contributor(s):: Snipelisky, D., Smidt, J., Gallup, S., Myrick, J., Bauer, B., Burton, M. C.
Development and psychometric testing of the Canine Owner-Reported Quality of Life questionnaire, an instrument designed to measure quality of life in dogs with cancer
Contributor(s):: Giuffrida, M. A., Brown, D. C., Ellenberg, S. S., Farrar, J. T.
Inter- and intra-observer reliability of different methods for recording temperament in beef and dairy calves
Contributor(s):: Vogt, Anina, Aditia, Edit Lesa, Schlechter, Imke, Schütze, Susanne, Geburt, Katrin, Gauly, Matthias, König von Borstel, Uta
Breeding of cattle with docile temperament can simplify routine practices and enhance welfare of cattle in common production systems. The aim of the study was to compare and validate some aspects of assessment methods for temperament traits in cattle for their potential use in breeding...
Pets enhance antidepressant pharmacotherapy effects in patients with treatment resistant major depressive disorder
Contributor(s):: Mota Pereira, J., Fonte, D.
Hippotherapy for patients with multiple sclerosis: A multicenter randomized controlled trial (MS-HIPPO)
Contributor(s):: Vermohlen, V., Schiller, P., Schickendantz, S., Drache, M., Hussack, S., Gerber-Grote, A., Pohlau, D.
[The effectiveness of therapeutic horseback-riding in the treatment of chronic schizophrenic patients. Experimental results and clinical experiences]
Contributor(s):: Scheidhacker, M., Bender, W., Vaitl, P.
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam
This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...
The Coleman Dog Attitude Scale (C-DAS): development, refinement, validation, and reliability
Contributor(s):: Coleman, Jennifer A., Green, Brooke, Garthe, Rachel C., Worthington, Everett L., Barker, Sandra B., Ingram, Kathleen M.
Human-animal interactions have been studied for many years. As the human-animal interaction field continues to grow, the need for measures that adequately assess fundamental human-animal domains (e.g., relationships, interactions, attachments, bonds) also increases. Specifically, attitudes toward...
Using the Horse Grimace Scale (HGS) to Assess Pain Associated with Acute Laminitis in Horses (Equus caballus)
| Contributor(s):: Emanuela Dalla Costa, Diana Stucke, Francesca Dai, Michela Minero, Matthew C. Leach, Dirk Lebelt
Acute laminitis is a common equine disease characterized by intense foot pain, both acutely and chronically. The Obel grading system is the most widely accepted method for describing the severity of laminitis by equine practitioners, however this method requires movement (walk and trot) of the...
Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals
| Contributor(s):: Barlow, M. Rose, Cromer, Lisa DeMarni, Caron, Hannah Prairie, Freyd, Jennifer J.
Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms
| Contributor(s):: Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.