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  1. The experience of animal therapy in residential aged care in New Zealand: a narrative analysis

    Contributor(s):: Wong, Gemma, Breheny, Mary

  2. ‘It gives you more to life, it's something new every day’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of wellbeing in older care home residents who keep a personal pet

    Contributor(s):: Freedman, Shoshanna, Paramova, Petia, Senior, Victoria

  3. Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa

    Contributor(s):: Johanna Lundén

    Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...

  4. An investigation of the effects of dog visits on depression, mood, and social interaction in elderly individuals living in a nursing home

    Contributor(s):: Phelps, Kristin A, Miltenberger, Raymond G, Jens, Tess, Wadeson, Heather

  5. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

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    | Contributor(s):: Erika Friedmann, Aaron Honori Katcher, James Lynch, Sue Ann Thomas

    This study looked at the effects of social isolation and social support on the survival of patients whowere hospitalized in a CCU with a diagnosis of MI or angina pectoris (AP). Social factors have been reportedto account for some of the variation in the incidence of MI and AP (25,28), but...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy enhances resident social interaction and initiation in long-term care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, E., Malaspina, A.

    Compared the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with nonanimal therapy (NAT) for providing social stimulation among long term care (LTC) residents. The study was conducted at 2 LTC facilities with 122 and 200 residents. NATs included snack bingo or arts and crafts, while AAT involved...

  7. Attachment styles impact on pet visitation effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Colby, Patrcia M., Sherman, Angela

    Examined the effects of attachment style (secure, anxious-ambivalent, dismissive avoidant, or fearful avoidant) on the subjective well-being of institutionalized older adults participating in a dog visitation program. The participants were 52 residents of an assisted living facility, aged 58-98...

  8. Discriminating positive and negative aspects of pet interaction: sex differences in the older population

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Deborah, Staats, Sara, Partlo, Christie

    Examined gender differences and life circumstances that discriminate older persons who get more benefits (uplifts) or more costs (hassles) from pet interaction and those who do not experience pet interaction effects. A total of 230 adults age 50-91 completed the Hassles and Uplifts Scale to...

  9. Effects of pet ownership on the health and well-being of older people

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, Y., Rodi, H.

  10. Effects of pet visitations on semiambulatory nursing home residents: problems in assessment

    | Contributor(s):: Wallace, Julia E., Nadermann, Sara

  11. Environmental support to assist an older adult with independent living: safety and activity accommodation in a senior's home

    | Contributor(s):: Hazen, Marilyn M., McCree, Suesetta

  12. Impact of a resident dog on an institution for the elderly: effects on perceptions and social interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Winkler, Anne, Fairnie, Helen, Gericevich, Frank, Long, Michelle

  13. Influence of the Eden Alternative on the functional status of nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Hinman, Martha R., Heyl, Deborah M.

    The Eden Alternative™ was initiated to reduce feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness among nursing home residents through interactions with plants, animals, and children in their environment. This study assessed the effects of the Eden Alternative on residents' physical,...

  14. Pet partners: teaming up for therapy and enjoyment

    | Contributor(s):: Buettner, Linda L.

  15. Plush animals and the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Francis, Gloria, Munjas, Barbara

  16. Relationships in later life

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Sheila J., Atchley, Robert C.

  17. Review of the roles of pet animals in psychotherapy and with the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Brickel, C. M.

  18. Role of Pet Dogs in Casual Conversations of Elderly Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, John, Hart, Lynette A., Boltz, Ronald P.

  19. The visits

    | Contributor(s):: Savishinsky, Joel S.

  20. Value of pets in geriatric practice: a program example

    | Contributor(s):: Ebenstein, Helene, Wortham, Jennifer