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  1. Small Pilot Survey on Parents' Perception of the Relationship between Children and Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalia Russo, Diana Vergnano, Domenico Bergero, Liviana Prola

    Since companion animals are taking on more important roles in family life, the aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of parents about the relationship between their children and pets. A number of parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire; the principal topics were: pet ownership,...

  2. Quality of life and adolescents' communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend) : the mediating effect of attachment to pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Ferran Marsa-Sambola, Joanne Williams, Janine Muldoon, Alistair Lawrence, Melanie Connor, Candace Currie

    The relationship between adolescents? communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend) and quality of life (KIDSCREEN) was investigated in 2262 Scottish adolescent pet owners. The variable attachment to pets was also tested and assessed as a mediator of this...

  3. Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study

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    | 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,...

  4. Caregiver Reports of Interactions between Children up to 6 Years and Their Family Dog—Implications for Dog Bite Prevention

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine Arhant, Andrea Martina Beetz, Josef Troxler

    In children up to 6 years, interactions such as interfering with the dog’s resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the development of everyday interactions between...

  5. Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan

  6. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    | Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  7. Interparental Conflict and Youth Maladjustment: The Buffering Effects of Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Strand, Elizabeth B.

    Children who experience interparental conflict have more difficulty with internalizing and externalizing problems. Children's ability to manage their emotional and physiological arousal buffer them from the effects of interparental conflict. The child-pet bond is associated with emotional and...

  8. Human-Animal Bond: Attachment vs. Objectification

    | Contributor(s):: Walton, Magdalen J.

  9. Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems

    | Contributor(s):: Rabbitt, S. M., Kazdin, A. E., Hong, J.

    Animal-assisted therapies (AATs) are not widely promoted in routine mental healthcare but represent a viable treatment option given positive perceptions of pets and growing evidence that animals provide meaningful contribution to psychological wellbeing. Relatively little is known about the...

  10. Exotic pets: Health and safety issues for children and parents

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Kristine M., Smith, Katherine F., D’Auria, Jennifer P.

  11. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.

  12. Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods

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    | Contributor(s):: Yam, P. S., Morrison, R., Penpraze, V., Westgarth, C., Ward, D. S., Mutrie, N., Hutchison, P., Young, D., Reilly, J. J.

  13. Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.

  14. Pet Parenting

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth

  15. Pet PEP: independent evaluation endorses landmark school education program

  16. Contact to cat or dog, allergies and parental education

    | Contributor(s):: Apfelbacher, C. J., Ollert, M., Ring, J., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U.

    Whether or not associations between animal contact and allergy/atopy are homogeneous across social strata has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between animal contact (cat, dog) and allergy/atopy in 6-yr-old school beginners, stratified by parental...

  17. Sentinels of safety: service dogs ensure safety and enhance freedom and well-being for families with autistic children

    | Contributor(s):: Burrows, K. E., Adams, C. L., Spiers, J.

    Children with autism might display unpredictable and volatile behavior that places them in considerable physical danger and creates stress for the family. Families of autistic children often have limited freedom and experience difficulty with everyday activities. In this qualitative ethology...

  18. A study on family image of junior high school students

    | Contributor(s):: Oshita, Yumi, Kameguchi, Kenji

  19. 'Ralf': Eine Fallgeschichte aus der schulpsychologischen Beratungspraxis

    | Contributor(s):: Marschner, Günter

  20. Development of a questionnaire to assess the impact of atopic dermatitis on health-related quality of life of affected dogs and their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Favrot, C., Linek, M., Mueller, R., Zini, E.

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing human and canine skin disease that is known to affect the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals. Several studies have been conducted to develop disease-specific questionnaires and assess QoL in parents of children with AD and in...