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  1. Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia

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    | Contributor(s):: Chen, C. R., Hung, C. F., Lee, Y. W., Tseng, W. T., Chen, M. L., Chen, T. T.

    Deficits in cognition, physical, and social functions in adults with schizophrenia may become salient with aging. While animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can benefit physical function in older adults and improve symptoms of psychotic disorders, the effect of AAT on middle-aged patients with...

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Middle-Aged and Older Patients With Schizophrenia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Chen, T. T., Hsieh, T. L., Chen, M. L., Tseng, W. T., Hung, C. F., Chen, C. R.

    Objective: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has the potential to improve the symptomology, negative emotions, and level of well-being in older adults, as well as patients with mental illness. However, there remains limited evidence supporting the treatment efficacy of AAT in middle-aged and older...

  3. Eläimet apuna mielenterveyden hoitotyössä, sairaanhoitajan näkökulma

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    | Contributor(s):: Merja Reponen, Elisa Lammila

    Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli haastattelujen kautta saadun tiedon avulla kehittää hoitotyötä eläinavusteisen toiminnan kautta mielenterveyden hoitotyössä. Opin-näytetyön tarkoituksena on sairaanhoitajille tehtävien teemahaastattelujen...

  4. Animal-assisted therapy—Novi trend u liječenju osoba s psihičkim i intelektualnim smetnjama

    | Contributor(s):: N. Prosinečki

  5. The effects of pets on schizophrenics in a day treatment program

    | Contributor(s):: Carol Lynne Eyster

    In an effort to record the therapeutic effects of animals, three rabbits were introduced into a group therapy setting. Eight subjects (two female, six male) having the diagnosis of schizophrenia, chronic type and participating in a day treatment program were observed by four trained observers....

  6. Animal assisted therapy (AAT) program as a useful adjunct to conventional psychosocial rehabilitation for patients with schizophrenia: Results of a small-scale randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Calvo, Paula, Fortuny, Joan R., Guzmán, Sergio, Macías, Cristina, Bowen, Jonathan, García, María L., Orejas, Olivia, Molins, Ferran, Tvarijonaviciute, Asta, Cerón, José J., Bulbena, Antoni, Fatjó, Jaume

  7. Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch

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    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.

  8. Is Animal Assisted Therapy Using Dogs an Effective Treatment for Positive and Negative Symptoms for Adult Inpatient Schizophrenics?

    | Contributor(s):: Davidson, Brian

  9. Reduced anxiety during dog assisted interviews in acute schizophrenic patients

    | Contributor(s):: Lang, U. E., Jansen, J. B., Wertenauer, F., Gallinat, J., Rapp, M. A.

  10. Therapeutic horseback riding for ACT patients with schizophrenia

    | Contributor(s):: Corring, Deborah, Lundberg, Erica, Rudnick, Abraham

  11. Animal-Assisted Therapy Ameliorates Anhedonia in Schizophrenia Patients

    | Contributor(s):: Nathans-Barel, Inbar, Feldman, Pablo, Berger, Barry, Modai, Ilan, Silver, Henry

  12. Another breed of "service" animals: STARS study findings about pet ownership and recovery from serious mental illness

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer P. Wisdom, Goal Auzeen Saedi, Carla A. Green

    This study elucidates the role of pets in recovery processes among adults with serious mental illness. Data derive from interviews with 177 HMO members with serious mental illness (52.2% women, average age 48.8). Interviews and questionnaires addressed factors affecting recovery processes and...

  13. Questionnaire on animal-assisted therapy (AAT): The expectation for AAT as a daycare program for Japanese schizophrenic patients

    | Contributor(s):: Iwahashi, Kazuhiko, Waga, Chikako, Ohta, Mitsuaki

  14. Non conventional psychiatric rehabilitation in schizophrenia using therapeutic riding: the FISE multicentre Pindar project

    | Contributor(s):: Stefania Cerino, Francesca Cirulli, Flavia Chiarotti, Stefano Seripa

    The FISE (Federazione Italiana Sport Equestri) Pindar is a multicentre research project aimed at testing the potential effects of therapeutic riding on schizophrenic patients. Twenty-four subjects with a diagnosis of schizophrenia were enrolled for a 1 year-treatment involving therapeutic riding...

  15. The effect of animal-assisted activity on inpatients with schizophrenia

    | Contributor(s):: Chu, Cheng- I., Liu, Chao-Yin, Sun, Chi-Tzu, Lin, Jung

  16. Állatasszisztált terápia bevezetése pszichiátriai betegek otthonában ápolt szkizofrén betegek rehabilitációjában

    | Contributor(s):: Zoltán, Kovács, Renáta, Kis, Sándor, Rózsa, Linda, Rózsa

  17. Animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Prosine?ki, Nina

  18. Katten en patiënten met schizofrenie: Een goed samengaan?

    | Contributor(s):: de Kok, Y.

  19. An exploratory study of the effect of animal-assisted therapy on nonverbal communication in three schizophrenic patients

    | Contributor(s):: Kovacs, Z., Bulucz, J., Kis, R., Simon, L.

    Animal-assisted therapy has been used in the treatment and rehabilitation of several physical and mental disorders, but its effectiveness for chronic schizophrenic patients has been evaluated in only a few studies. Our purpose was to introduce animal-assisted group therapy in the rehabilitation...