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A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Donna Rae Cowell
Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a...
Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions
| Theses | Contributor(s): Lindsay Burton
Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to...
Facilitating an animal-assisted intervention program : the risks and rewards of working with animals in helping and educational settings
| Theses | Contributor(s): Katelynn Couling
Humans and animals have been living and working together for centuries. The mutual relationship that developed lead professionals to begin incorporating animals into human services and education...
Just Jocking? An Exploration of how 10-12 year old Children Experience an Equine Assisted Learning Programme, in a DEIS School, in Limerick city.
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kate Bronwyn Jones
Throughout Irish history, the horse has had many uses. In modern Ireland, some communities have harnessed the power of the horse to deliver a range of social interventions. However, at present,...
Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.
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...
Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A.
Children are increasingly viewed as important recipients of educational interventions to improve animal welfare, yet research examining their perspectives is lacking, particularly within the UK....
The Human-Animal Interaction Scale: development and evaluation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fournier, A. K., Berry, T. D., Letson, E., Chanen, R.
The purpose of this study was to develop the Human-Animal Interaction Scale (HAIS) and evaluate its reliability and validity. The HAIS is a 24-item self-report instrument designed to describe and...
Hounds and homesickness: the effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year university students
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Binfet, J. T., Passmore, H. A.
Transitioning from high school to university can prove to be a for midable challenge for many first-year students, with many experiencing home sickness. Given that students who experience...
A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students (n=78) were randomly assigned...
Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.
Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief...
Children and Elephants: A Study of Mentalization, Empathy, and Attitudes Towards Conservation in Participants of an Elephant-Based Environmental Intervention in West Africa
| Theses | Contributor(s): Erica C. Rogers
Recent research suggests that children's identification with animals and propensity to learn from animal experiences might make animal-focused interventions ideal for social and emotional...
Animal assisted interventions for people who stutter : a clinical guide
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kelsey Marie Robin
The emerging field of animal assisted therapy has many potentially beneficial applications. The use of animal assisted therapy with persons who stutter has been discussed in several public forums...
O recurso a animais nas intervenções em crianças com perturbações do espetro do Autismo
| Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Francisca de Sousa Magalhães
A Organização Mundial de Saúde prevê que em 2020 as doenças do neurodesenvolvimento infantil, como as perturbações do espetro do autismo, sejam uma...
The Buffer Effect of Therapy Dog Exposure on Stress Reactivity in Undergraduate Students
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alexandra J. Fiocco, Anastasia M. Hunse
Stress is an insidious health risk that is commonly reported among university students. While research suggests that dog exposure may facilitate recovery from a stress response, little is known...
Effects of interactions with animals on human psychological distress
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Crossman, Molly K.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
John Wiley & Sons
Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holcombe, T. Melissa, Strand, Elizabeth B., Nugent, William R., Ng, Zenithson Y.
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Taylor & Francis
Holcombe, T. Melissa, College of Social...
Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A response to Crossman and Kazdin
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wright, Hannah F., Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.
J Autism Dev Disord
Wright, Hannah F., School of Life Sciences, Joseph Banks Laboratories, University of...
Effectiveness of a social robot, 'Paro,' in a VA long-term care setting
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lane, Geoffrey W., Noronha, Delilah, Rivera, Alexandra, Craig, Kathy, Yee, Christina, Mills, Brent, Villanueva, Eimee
Educational Publishing Foundation
Lane, Geoffrey W., Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System—Livermore...
Animal-assisted interventions for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A theoretical review and consideration of future research directions
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Busch, Caroline, Tucha, Lara, Talarovicova, Alzbeta, Fuermaier, Anselm B. M., Lewis-Evans, Ben, Tucha, Oliver
Fuermaier, Anselm B. M., University of Groningen, Department of Clinical and...