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  1. Psychophysiological effects of human-dog interaction in university students exposed to a stress-induced situation using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST).

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    Contributor(s):: Rafael Martos-Montes, David OrdÛÒez-PÈrez, Jes˙s Ruiz-Maatallah, Miriam MartÌnez-Cobos

    Enjoying the company of a good-natured dog can lend support to a person in a stressful situation. This presence brings benefits across different areas of human well-being and leads to a decrease in levels of sympathetic activation and subjective distress which are triggered in social anxiety...

  2. Stress Reduction in Law Enforcement Officers and Staff through a Canine-Assisted Intervention

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    Contributor(s):: John-Tyler Binfet, Zakary A. Draper, Freya L. L. Green

    Law enforcement officers and staff are known to experience elevated workplace stress, largely due to their increased exposure to traumatic incidents. This results in individuals experiencing trauma themselves and resultant compromised physical and mental health. Law enforcement officers are also...

  3. The effects of dog-owner relationship on perceived stress and happiness

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    Contributor(s):: Monica Teresa Gonzalez-Ramirez, Lucia del Carmen Quezada-Berumen, Minerva Vanegas-Farfano, RenÈ Landero-Hernandez

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of the pet-owner relationship on the perceived stress and subjective happiness of the owner, using structural equation modeling. A sample of 483 residents of Mexico, men and women, owners of at least one dog participated in this study. Data...

  4. Examining the impact of a brief human-canine interaction on stress and attention

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    Contributor(s):: Jonathan B. Banks, Caitlin McCoy, Courtney Trzcinski

    The interaction between humans and canines has been linked to a variety of benefits including reductions in ADHD symptoms in children, depression symptoms in nursing home patients, and PTSD symptoms in veterans returning from war. Although the inclusion of therapy dogs on college campuses has...

  5. Effect of Pet Interaction on Stress Reduction and Positive Mood Enhancement among Pet-Owners and Non-Owners

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    Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Saadia Dildar

    The present study investigated the effect of pet interaction on stress reduction and positive mood enhancement among pet-owners and non-owners. Sample of pet-owners (n = 90) and non-owners (n = 90) was taken from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. Both, male and female...

  6. The Effects Of Dog Ownership On Self-Efficacy Levels

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    | Contributor(s):: Juliana Oleksy

    Multiple studies have been conducted and have concluded that dogs do have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. When it comes to mental health, researchers have found that dog-interaction has decreased stress levels. Stress levels have a negative relationship with self-efficacy...

  7. Randomized Trial Examining Effects of Animal Assisted Intervention and Stress Related Symptoms on College Students' Learning and Study Skills

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Gee, N. R., Vandagriff, J. L.

  8. An adjunctive human-animal interaction intervention for veterans with PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Grubaugh, A. L., Myers, U. S., Keller, S. M., Wangelin, B. C., Lozano, B. E., Tuerk, P. W.

  9. Can ownership of an animal contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disorders?

    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K.

    2019Eur J Prev Cardiol26141562-15632047-487310.1177/2047487319844365eng1 Department of Animal Science and Ethology, CULS Prague, Czech Republic.2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic.text

  10. Pharmacological inhibition of histone deacetylase reduces NADPH oxidase expression, oxidative stress and the progression of atherosclerotic lesions in hypercholesterolemic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice; potential implications for human atherosclero

    | Contributor(s):: Manea, S. A., Vlad, M. L., Fenyo, I. M., Lazar, A. G., Raicu, M., Muresian, H., Simionescu, M., Manea, A.

  11. Fecal Cortisol Metabolites in Dairy Cows: A Cross-Sectional Exploration of Associations with Animal, Stockperson, and Farm Characteristics

    | Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Knierim, U., Simantke, C., Palme, R., Ivemeyer, S.

  12. The influence of human interaction on guinea pigs: Behavioral and thermographic changes during animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Wirth, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Riemer, S., Hattendorf, J., Zinsstag, J., Hediger, K.

  13. Long-term stress levels are synchronized in dogs and their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Sundman, A. S., Van Poucke, E., Svensson Holm, A. C., Faresjö, Å, Theodorsson, E., Jensen, P., Roth, L. S. V.

  14. Equine-assisted therapeutic activities and their influence on the heart rate variability: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, A., Guerrero-Barona, E., García-Peña, I., Rodríguez-Jiménez, M., Moreno-Manso, J. M.

  15. Integrated Stress and Community Perceptions: Toward an Understanding of Human-Cougar Tolerance

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    | Contributor(s):: Lara Brenner

    Evidence suggests that cougars (Puma concolor) are beginning to recolonize their traditional range in the Midwestern and Eastern US, returning to a landscape and a social environment that have changed drastically in a century of absence. Any hope of the cougar’s persistence depends on...

  16. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  17. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  18. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.

  19. The Relationship Between Pet Attachment, Life Satisfaction, and Perceived Stress: Results from a South African Online Survey

    | Contributor(s):: Roux, Marieanna C. le, Wright, Simonne

    Pets are an important part of many pet owners’ lives, yet very little is known about this complex relationship within a South African context. Most of the research on pet attachment and pet ownership stems from developed countries such as the USA. The present study used an online survey to...

  20. Brown and white egg-layer strain differences in fearfulness and stress measures

    | Contributor(s):: Nelson, Jill R., Settar, Petek, Berger, Emily, Wolc, Anna, O’Sullivan, Neil, Archer, Gregory S.

    Different genetic lines of laying hens may show varying levels of fearfulness in response to stressful events or situations. It is important to select appropriate genetic strains when keeping hens in alternative housing systems to minimize health and production issues caused by fear and stress....