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  1. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhang, Y., Yan, F., Li, S., Wang, Y., Ma, Y.

    AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...

  2. Early Evaluation of Fearfulness in Future Guide Dogs for Blind People

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Menuge, F., Marcet-Rius, M., Jochem, M., François, O., Assali, C., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Guillemot, J., Pageat, P.

    Fear is the leading cause of guide dog failure. Detecting the nature and causes of these fears as early as possible is the first step in preventing their occurrence. The process of habituation is a fundamental part of fear prevention. In this study, 11 puppies, all five months of age, underwent...

  3. The Initial Months of COVID-19: Dog Owners' Veterinary-Related Concerns

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Bussolari, C., Currin-McCulloch, J., Packman, W.

    Veterinarians, like many other professions, were significantly impacted by the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Standard practices were disrupted, and veterinary hospitals had to quickly modify standard protocols to safely serve their clients and patients. The purpose of this study was...

  4. The intersection of land use and human behavior as risk factors for zoonotic pathogen exposure in Laikipia County, Kenya

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kamau, J., Ashby, E., Shields, L., Yu, J., Murray, S., Vodzak, M., Kwallah, A. O., Ambala, P., Zimmerman, D.

    A majority of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are zoonotic, mainly caused through spillover events linked to human-animal interactions. We conducted a survey-based human behavioral study in Laikipia County, Kenya, which is characterized by a dynamic human-wildlife-livestock interface....

  5. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  6. Cortisol Levels of Shelter Dogs in Animal Assisted Interventions in a Prison: An Exploratory Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): d'Angelo, D., d'Ingeo, S., Ciani, F., Visone, M., Sacchettino, L., Avallone, L., Quaranta, A.

    Previous studies regarding the Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have mainly focused on the beneficial effects of human-animal interactions on human health; whereas the impact of such activities on the welfare of the animals involved has received limited attention. So far, few studies have...

  7. Variability in Human-Animal Interaction Research

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rodriguez, K. E., Herzog, H., Gee, N. R.

    The field of Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) is plagued with mixed results. Some findings appear to indicate that interacting with a companion animal is beneficial for some aspect of human health and well-being, while other research outcomes are inconclusive or even indicate the opposite. The...

  8. The Relationship of the Social Needs of a Person and the Reasons Underlying the Decision to Become the Owner of a Pet

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Doronina, T. V., Arcishevskaya, E. V.

    The article presents data from a study whose purpose was to establish whether there is a connection between the needs of a person in communicating with other people and the reasons for which he gets a pet, and also to determine whether there are differences in interpersonal needs in people who...

  9. Comparison of CPAP and oxygen therapy for treatment of postoperative hypoxaemia in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stabile, M., Lacitignola, L., Piemontese, M. R., Di Bella, C., Acquafredda, C., Grasso, S., Crovace, A. M., Gomez de Segura, I. A., Staffieri, F.

  10. The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena

  11. Are friends electric? The benefits and risks of human-robot relationships

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Prescott, Tony J., Robillard, Julie M.

  12. Catching tuna in the Aegean: biological background of tuna fisheries and the archaeological implications

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mylona, Dimitra

  13. The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jensen, C. L., Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.

  14. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on hospitalized children and teenagers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Feng, Y., Lin, Y., Zhang, N., Jiang, X., Zhang, L.

  15. Animal Interaction Affecting Core Deficit Domains Among Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Droboniku, M. J., Mychailyszyn, M. P.

  16. Environmental enrichment: an experiment in biosocial intervention

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chiapperino, Luca

  17. Animal presence modulates frontal brain activity of patients in a minimally conscious state: A pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Arnskötter, W., Marcar, V. L., Wolf, M., Hund-Georgiadis, M., Hediger, K.

  18. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, Brian, Shenk, Chad E., Dreschel, Nancy E., Wang, Ming, Bucher, Ashley M., Desir, Michelle P., Chen, Michelle J., Grabowski, Simonie R.

  19. Influences of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Episodic Memory in Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Theis, Felicitas, Luck, Frank, Hund-Georgiadis, Margret, Hediger, Karin

  20. Complementary horse-assisted therapy for substance use disorders: a randomized controlled trial

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gatti, Francesca, Walderhaug, Espen, Kern-Godal, Ann, Lysell, Jeanette, Arnevik, Espen Ajo