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  1. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  2. The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction

    Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.

  3. Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners

    Contributor(s):: Libby Richards, Niwako Ogata, Ching-Wei Cheng

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of two concurrent randomized controlled interventions based on social cognitive theory to increase walking. A second purpose was to compare the efficacy of the intervention between two distinct groups: dog owners and non-dog owners. Adult dog...

  4. Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs

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

  5. The presence of a dog attenuates cortisol and heart rate in the Trier Social Stress Test compared to human friends

    Contributor(s):: Polheber, John, Matchock, Robert

  6. The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Rate, Accuracy and Comprehension of Grade 3 Students: A Randomized Control Study

    Contributor(s):: le Roux, Marieanna, Swartz, Leslie, Swart, Estelle

  7. Pet dander and difficult-to-control asthma: Therapeutic options

    Contributor(s):: Ling, M., Long, A. A.

  8. 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.

  9. Treatment of separation anxiety in dogs with clomipramine: results from a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter clinical trial

    | Contributor(s):: King, J. N., Simpson, B. S., Overall, K. L., Appleby, D., Pageat, P., Ross, C., Chaurand, J. P., Heath, S., Beata, C., Weiss, A. B., Muller, G., Paris, T., Bataille, B. G., Parker, J., Petit, S., Wren, J.

    The efficacy and tolerability of clomipramine in the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs was tested in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, international multicentre clinical trial. For a diagnosis of separation anxiety, dogs had to exhibit at least one...

  10. Measuring change in the behavioural severity of canine compulsive disorder: the construct validity of categories of change derived from two rating scales

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, C. J., Luescher, U. A., Ball, R. O.

    Two rating scales were developed to measure the outcome of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, AB-BA crossover clinical trial of clomipramine in 51 dogs with compulsive disorder (CD). Both rating scales measured behavioural severity. One was a 5-point Likert scale; the other was...