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  1. New Zealand Pet Owners’ Demographic Characteristics, Personality, and Health and Wellbeing: More Than Just a Fluff Piece

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, Gloria, Huang, Yanshu, Robinson, Kealagh, Wilson, Marc S., Bulbulia, Joseph, Sibley, Chris G.

    Although the relationship between pet ownership and health and wellbeing has received considerable attention in popular media, research on the topic shows inconsistent findings. We addressed the methodological weaknesses of previous studies by using data from a national probability survey (the...

  2. "She's Me": An Exploration of Pet Ownership from the Perspective of People Who Are Homeless

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    | Contributor(s):: Lana Parker, Leonie Boland, Alison Warren

    For many people who experience homelessness, having a pet is an important part of their lives. Although the benefit and meaning of pet ownership has been well recognized in the literature, few studies have explored its meaning from the perspectives of individuals who are homeless. This...

  3. The Beginning, the End, and All the Happiness in Between: Pet Owners’ Wellbeing from Pet Acquisition to Death

    | Contributor(s):: Brkljačić, Tihana, Sučić, Ines, Lučić, Lana, Tkalić, Renata Glavak, Lipovčan, Ljiljana Kaliterna

    The aim of this study was to provide deeper insight into the relationship between pet-related life events and the subjective wellbeing of pet owners, as well as to analyze definitions of happiness that included reference to pets. This research was conducted online as a part of the Croatian...

  4. We Are Family: Viewing Pets as Family Members Improves Wellbeing

    | Contributor(s):: McConnell, Allen R., Lloyd, E. Paige, Humphrey, Brandon T.

    The current work investigated how viewing one’s pet as a family member improves wellbeing. We hypothesized that including pets in a key social ingroup (i.e., family) would increase ascriptions of socially supportive traits to these animals, enhancing their perceived ability to provide social...

  5. Companion-Animals’ Effectiveness in Managing Chronic Pain in Adult Community Members

    | Contributor(s):: Bradley, Lahna, Bennett, Pauleen C.

    Therapy animals have been found to alleviate pain in healthcare settings, but companion-animal owners report greater discomfort and use more analgesics than people who do not own one or more companion animals. To investigate this anomaly, 173 adults completed an online survey that included...

  6. Benefits, challenges, and needs of people living with cancer and their companion dogs: An exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Ingram, K. M., Cohen-Filipic, J.

  7. Virikkeitä aidosta hännänheilutuksesta : Ikäihmisten kokemuksia kaverikoiratoiminnasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Miia Vauhkonen, Oona Hirvi

    Tutkimuksen tilaajana oli Suomen Kennelliitto, joka on perustettu vuonna 1889. Suomen Kennelliitto on koirajärjestö, joka järjestää muun muassa kaverikoiratoimintaa. Kaverikoira-nimike patentoitiin vuonna 2005 ja sitä saavat käyttää vain Kennelliiton...

  8. The path to a healthy workplace: A critical review linking healthy workplace practices, employee well-being, and organizational improvements

    | Contributor(s):: MJ Grawitch, M Gottschalk, DC Munz

  9. Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Kasiani Michalopoulos

  10. Pets in the Workplace: A shaggy dog story?

    | Contributor(s):: Simon Linacre

  11. Evaluating Checklist Use in Companion Animal Wellness Visits in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital: A Preliminary Study

    | Contributor(s):: Michael T. Nappier, Virginia K. Corrigan, Lara E. Bartl-Wilson, Mark Freeman, Stephen Werre, Eric Tempel

    The number of companion animal wellness visits in private practice has been decreasing, and one important factor cited is the lack of effective communication between veterinarians and pet owners regarding the importance of preventive care. Checklists have been widely used in many fields and are...

  12. Sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande

    | Contributor(s):: Emma Gäddnäs

    Denna studie undersöker sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande. Syftet med studien är att diskutera vad sällskapsdjur betyder för de äldres välbefinnande och vad djur kan betyda för de äldre som bor på...

  13. Mögliche Effekte der tiergestützten Therapie bei Menschen mit Demenz : Umsetzung dieses Ansatzes in der Ergotherapie

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Hauser, Erika Kuster

    Ziel: In dieser Bachelorarbeit geht es darum, mögliche Effekte von tiergestützter Therapie auf älteren Menschen mit Demenz aufzuzeigen und mögliche Ansätze für die Ergotherapie anhand des Lifestyle Performance Models darzustellen.Hintergrund: Durch den...

  14. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    | Contributor(s):: Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  15. Zoonosis in the Nursing Home

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    | Contributor(s):: Schattner, Ami, Huber, Robert

  16. Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)

    SCAS was established in 1979 to promote the study of human-companion animal interactions and raise awareness of the importance of pets in society.Over the past thirty years SCAS has established itself as the leading human-companion animal bond organisation in the UK through providing education,...

  17. Re-evaluating the Role of Companion Animals in the Era of the Aging Boomer

    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss

    The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans sixty-five years and older is expected to double to 88.5 million by 2050, and will represent 19% of the population by 2030.  Not only is the percentage of the population over sixty-five years of age growing, but the...

  18. A Study of the Nutritional Effect of Grains in the Diet of a Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Kristyn M. Souliere

    The present study was designed to address the prevalence of the lack of knowledge for what owners are feeding their dogs, and to determine if grain should be within the diet. It was hypothesized that a bag of feed containing protein at no specific level, with a low level of grain will be more...

  19. Eight domains of pet-owner wellness: Valuing the owner-pet relationship in the counseling process

    | Contributor(s):: Chandler, Cynthia K., Fernando, Delini M., Barrio Minton, Casey A., Portrie-Bethke, Torey L.

  20. Understanding the role of human-animal interaction in the family context

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan K., Fine, Aubrey H., O'Haire, Marguerite E.