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Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis

By K. D. Wilkie, S. Germain, J. Theule

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The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine therapy program. The random effects model was used to aggregate each study into an overall effect size. Seven effect sizes were included in the pre-versus post-comparison analysis. The results indicate a medium effect size (g=0.714, p

Publication Title Anthrozoƶs
Volume 29
Issue 3
Pages 377-393
ISBN/ISSN 0892-7936
DOI 10.1080/08927936.2016.1189747
Language English
Author Address Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, 190 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada.jen.theule@umanitoba.ca
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animals
  3. Animal science
  4. Anthropology
  5. Anthrozoology
  6. Data collection
  7. Effect
  8. Horses
  9. Humans
  10. Interventions
  11. Mammals
  12. Men
  13. Meta-analysis
  14. Primates
  15. Psychiatry and psychology
  16. Research
  17. Social psychology and social anthropology
  18. therapy
  19. ungulates
  20. vertebrates
  21. youth
  22. Zoology