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Social behaviors increase in children with autism in the presence of animals compared to toys
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05 Mar 2013 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck, Virginia Slaughter
Background Previous research has demonstrated the capacity of animal presence to stimulate social interaction among humans. The purpose of this study was to examine the interactions of children …
The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia
16 Jan 2013 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcia S. Marx, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Maha Dakheel-Ali, Ashok Srihari, Khin Thein
Objective: To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: Participants were 56 residents of 2 suburban …
New pet visit guidelines aim to control infections
15 Jan 2013 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Bryden
No llamas, reptiles or ponies allowed. Those might seem altogether sensible, if not self-evident restrictions when talking about hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Animal-assisted interventions as innovative tools for mental health
18 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Francesca Cirulli, Marta Borgi, Alessandra Berry, Nadia Francia, Enrico Alleva
There is a growing interest for the potential health benefits of human-animal interactions. Although scientific evidence on the effects is far from being consistent, companion animals are used with a …
Why context matters: defining service animals under federal law
18 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rebecca J. Huss
This Article analyzes the differing definitions of service animals under federal law as interpreted by three separate agencies. The regulations and case law interpreting the issue under the Americans …
New alliance for animal-assisted services
18 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): B. Sibbald
Canada’s “fragmented and unmonitored” animal-assisted services may soon be transformed through the world’s first national alliance. Joanne Moss, founder of the Canadian Alliance for …
The positive influence of animals: Animal-assisted therapy in acute care
17 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Beth E. Barba
Animal Assisted Therapy is a therapeutic nursing intervention that brings animals together with persons with physical and/or emotional needs as a way of meeting those needs. It is based on the …
Animal-assisted activity at A. Meyer Children's Hospital: A pilot study
17 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Simona Caprilli, Andrea Messeri
The authors systematically studied the introduction of animal-assisted activity into a children's hospital in Italy. This pilot study examined the reactions of children, their parents and the …
Pet therapy for Alzheimer's patients: a survey
31 Aug 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): L.G. Kongable, J.M. Stolley, Kathleen C. Buckwater
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