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Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits
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Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment
Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Stacie Lynn Davison
The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA)...
Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pamela J. Schreiner
Animals interact with humans in multiple ways, including as therapy and service animals, commercially as livestock, as wildlife, and in zoos. But the most common interaction is as companion...
The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sophia M. Elliott
This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness,...
Household pets and depression among urban adolescents
| Theses | Contributor(s): Mary M. Nevin-Haas
This study was designed to describe the prevalence of depression among a group of adolescents and examine the relationships between depression and presence of pets in the home, primary ownership...
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these...
Depression in Animals: Gernot Wieland at TEDxGhent
| Videos | Contributor(s): Gernot Wieland
“Depression in Animals” deals with the construction of human identity determined by the exclusion of the other – namely the animal. Accompanied by projections, this talk examines...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
| Journal Articles
Institute of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
Effect of pet insects on the psychological health of community-dwelling elderly people: a single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.
Background: There is evidence that animal-assisted therapy has positive effects on mental health, especially in elderly people. Caring for insects is easy, relatively inexpensive, and does not...
Companion-animals' effectiveness in managing chronic pain in adult community members
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bradley, L., Bennett, P. C.
Therapy animals have been found to alleviate pain in healthcare settings, but companion-animal owners report greater discomfort and use more analgesics than people who do not own one or more...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Depression
| Reports | Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath
Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, lack of interest in activities, and fatigue. Most people will feel sad or depressed at times, but...
Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.
J Am Vet Med Assoc
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210.
An investigation of the effects of dog visits on depression, mood, and social interaction in elderly individuals living in a nursing home
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Phelps, Kristin A, Miltenberger, Raymond G, Jens, Tess, Wadeson, Heather
To Call Mom or Not? New Help for Homesick Students
| Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Shellenbarger, Sue
Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)