Paula Calvo

Paula Calvo
Antrozoologia.com

PhD, BSc, MS

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Introduction
Expertise in anthrozoology (human-animal interactions): reasearcher, consultant, trainer, educator PhD Researcher of Chair Affinity Foundation Animals and Health, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Independent researcher at www.antrozoologia.com
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September 2012 - July 2017
Autonomous University of Barcelona
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  • Researcher

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Publications (37)
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This chapter looks at stress from a range of different perspectives, including the animal’s behavior, health, temperament, social and physical environment, and ability to function in the working AAI role. We discuss stress prevention through the breeding, rearing, and selection of animals that are suited to AAI work, and the need for monitoring dur...
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Introduction: Thousands of children with behavioral disorders are living in reception centers under Catalan Government Guardianship every year. Implementing innovative programs to assist these children is a difficult but priority objective for Catalan Social Welfare System. For that reason, in 2012 Affinity Foundation proposed the Catalan Governmen...
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Introduction: Affinity Foundation (AF) started to implement Dog Assisted Therapy (DAT) programs in prisons in 1993 through an agreement with the Spanish Government of Penitentiary System (SGPS). After a long period of DAT programs with 65 residential dogs, in 25 prisons in Spain, and with more than 5000 participant inmates, in 2015 it was decided t...
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Cats are considered as pets and although they are regarded as independent animals, they create attachment or bonding with their owners. Even though in most countries, the reason for owning this pet is affective, in Chile, it is also associated to rodent control. So the motivation to have cats as pets can determine the degree of bonding with the own...
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En la literatura se han estudiado los múltiples beneficios de tener un animal de compañía. Sin embargo, en ciertos países aún no se logran niveles exitosos de aplicación de manejos de tenencia responsable. Todavía no existen herramientas validadas para evaluar los niveles de tenencia responsable de estos animales, lo cual dificulta la comprensión y...
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Introduction: Further scientific evidence is still needed to demonstrate the benefits of dog assisted therapy (DAT) for specific participant profiles, such as children with behavioural disorders. Question: We wanted to find out if DAT could be considered an efficient therapeutic strategy for the treatment of children with behavioural disorders. Met...
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Introduction Further research is still needed to demonstrate the benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for specific participant profiles, such as children with behavioural disorders. Objectives We wanted to find out if AAT could be considered an efficient therapeutic strategy for the treatment of children with behavioural disorders. Aims We w...
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Introduction Animal hoarding is considered an under-reported problem, which affects the welfare of both people and animals. Few reports on animal hoarding are available in scientific literature, particularly outside North America. Objectives We designed a study to analyse cases of animal hoarding in Catalonia. Aims We wanted to expose the presenc...
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Characteristics of the human-animal bond can be influenced by both owner-related and pet-related factors, which likely differ between species. Three studies adapted the Monash Dog-Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS) to permit assessment of human-cat interactions as perceived by the cat’s owner. In Study 1,293 female cat owners completed a modified ver...
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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The characteristics of the human-animal bond may be influenced by both owner-related and dog-related factors. A study was designed to explore the existence of different dog ownership patterns and their related factors. We created an on line questionnaire that included demographic questions about the dog and the owner, a Spanish version of the Monas...
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English translation of the Ethics Approval Certificate from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Parc de Salut Mar Medical Research Institute. (PDF)
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Complete collected data of our study sample. (XLS)
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Original Ethics Approval Certificate from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Parc de Salut Mar Medical Research Institute. (PDF)
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Currently, one of the main objectives of human-animal interaction research is to demonstrate the benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for specific profiles of patients or participants. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of an AAT program as an adjunct to a conventional 6-month psychosocial rehabilitation program for people with schi...
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Simple Summary In this paper we wanted to estimate the incidence of abandonment, as well as the general profile of dogs and cats entering animal shelters in our country. Also, we wanted to test the impact of identification on the recovery of dogs that had entered animal shelters. More than 100,000 dogs and more than 30,000 cats enter animal shelter...
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Objectives: In DSM-5, animal hoarding is included as a subtype of hoarding disorder. The emotional importance of the animals to the owner, and the owner’s lack of insight into, or empathy for, the animal’s plight could lead to different patterns of animal hoarding. The study objective was to analyse data collected using a structured questionnaire t...
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Objectives: There is a well-described benign joint laxity disorder of the connective tissue affecting a significant proportion (14%) of the general population, which shows a positive correlation with the occurrence of anxiety related disorders, including simple phobias. The domestic dog is now recognised as a good naturalistic model for anxiety-rel...
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Animal hoarding is considered to be an under-reported problem, which affects the welfare of both people and animals. Few published studies on animal hoarding are available in the scientific literature, particularly outside North America. The present study was designed to obtain data on animal hoarding in Spain, with a particular focus on animal wel...
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The current UK pet cat population exceeds 10-million, with many living in high cat-population-density urban environments. The impact of this on cat welfare is an important area for research. 734 cat owners completed a retrospective online survey in which they rated the impact of neighbourhood cats; frightening or attacking resident cats in their...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction between individual personality, owner intervention and severity of signs during thunder exposure in dogs. A 101 closed-item questionnaire was completed online by 611 dog owners. Multivariate analysis was by Principal Component Analysis (PCA) with varimax rotation, orthogonal projections to l...
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Introduction: Behaviour problems have the potential to impact the quality of life of both owners and dogs. We attempted to quantify this relationship using the Canine Behavioral Assessment & Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ42) and the Monash Dog Relationship Survey (MDORS). Methodology: Eighty-six adult dog owners completed online presentations of Sp...
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ntroduction: Dog-related factors influence human-animal bond characteristics. Moreover, dog behaviour is implicated in dog abandonment and relinquishment. Owners’ perception of dog behaviour can be evaluated through the validated Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ42) (Hsu & Serpell 2003). The aim of this study was to e...

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Educación Social y Antrozoología
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Prospective study of animal hoarding cases, analyzing the hoarder's psychological profile.