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Table 1 Different behaviours that were observed during the interactions with the animals

From: Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders: effects on self-efficacy, coping ability and quality of life, a randomized controlled trial

Behaviour Explanation
1. Physical contact with the animals Patting, brushing, washing, looking after=?, nursing, or saddling or riding horses.
2. Communication Verbalization, visual contact.
3. Moving the animals Behaviours that include moving animals between different places in the cowshed, and between different pastures.
4. Feeding Feeding adult animals with concentrate or forage, or milk feeding the small animals.
5. Go/stand/run or sit down The participants moved around in the cowshed to bring tools and straw to clean the boxes, or remained inactive.
6. Cleaning Cleaning the cowshed or washing buckets and bottles.
7. Milking All routines connected to the milking procedure.
8. Receiving instructions Receiving instructions from the farmer.
9. Various Behaviours that occur rarely, like filming the animals or taking pictures of the animals.
10. Threatening behaviour directed from the animals. Receiving threatening or aggressive behaviour or signals from the animals.