Companion animals in human health /

Exactly how do animals affect the quality of life of their human companions? The 7th International Conference on Animals, Health, and Quality of Life set out to explore this question. A major result of this quest was Companion Animals in Human Health, a careful selection of jurored and invited paper...

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Other Authors: Wilson, Cindy C., Turner, Dennis C., 1948-
Format: eBook
Published: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©1998.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Leo K. Bustad
  • 1. Effects of Pet Contact on Human Well-Being: Review of Recent Research / Thomas F. Garrity and Lorann Stallones
  • 2. Perspectives on Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy / Linda Hines and Maureen Fredrickson
  • 3. Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding: An International Review / Jane Copeland Fitzpatrick and Jean M. Tebay
  • 4. A Conceptual Framework for Human-Animal Interaction Research: The Challenge Revisited / Cindy C. Wilson
  • 5. Models for Measuring Quality of Life: Implications for Human-Animal Interaction Research / Ivan Barofsky and Andrew Rowan
  • 6. A Theoretical Basis for Health Benefits of Pet Ownership: Attachment Versus Psychological Support / Glyn M. Collis and June McNicholas
  • 7. Loneliness, Stress, and Human-Animal Attachment Among Older Adults / Carolyn P. Keil
  • 8. The Relationship Between Attachment to Companion Animals and Self-Esteem: A Developmental Perspective / Sandra Lookabaugh Triebenbacher
  • 9. Blind People and Their Dogs: An Empirical Study on Changes in Everyday Life, in Self-Experience, and in Communication / Melanie C. Steffens and Reinhold Bergler
  • 10. Animals and Cardiovascular Health / Garry L.R. Jennings, Christopher M. Reid and Irene Christy [and others]
  • 11. Could Type A (Coronary Prone) Personality Explain the Association Between Pet Ownership and Health? / June McNicholas and Glyn M. Collis
  • 12. Pet Ownership, Social Support, and One-Year Survival After Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST) Erika Friedmann and Sue A. Thomas
  • 13. The Effect of a Therapy Dog on Socialization and Physiological Indicators of Stress in Persons Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease / Kathryn Batson, Barbara McCabe and Mara M. Baun [and others]
  • 14. The Role of Companion Animals in Human Development / Gail F. Melson
  • 15. Impact of Pet Ownership on the Well-Being of Adolescents With Few Familial Resources / Nancy M. Bodmer
  • 16. The Importance of Training Standards and Policy for Service Animals / Susan L. Duncan
  • 17. Companion Animal Welfare in Private and Institutional Settings / Robert Hubrecht and Dennis C. Turner.