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  1. Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan R. Hicks, Mary Kramer

    Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...

  2. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Relationship Between Standards and Qualifications

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Greta Kerulo, Niko Kargas, Daniel S. Mills, Graham Law, Rise VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson, Melissa Y. Winkle

    Ethical practice of animal- assisted interventions (AAI) requires appropriate qualifications and experience for all parties involved. Recently introduced and updated Standards of Practice emphasize the importance of AAI- specific training and qualification for different types of AAI, which...

  3. Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Khalid Bandar Almasloukh, Pamela Stewart Fahs

    Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...

  4. Using robot animal companions in the academic library to mitigate student stress

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, A., Edwards, C., Abendschein, B., Espinosa, J., Scherger, J., Vander Meer, P.

  5. The use of animal-assisted practices as a nursing intervention: A systematic review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Demiralay, S., Keser, I., Caynak, S.

  6. Therapy Dogs' and Handlers' Behavior and Salivary Cortisol During Initial Visits in a Complex Medical Institution: A Pilot Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clark, S. D., Smidt, J. M., Bauer, B. A.

  7. Surveillance of Zoonotic Parasites in Animals Involved in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Simonato, G., Danesi, P., di Regalbono, A. F., Dotto, G., Tessarin, C., Pietrobelli, M., Pasotto, D.

  8. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  9. Slow Blink Eye Closure in Shelter Cats is Related to Quicker Adoption

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Humphrey, T., Stringer, F., Proops, L., McComb, K.

  10. The Power of a Positive Human-Animal Relationship for Animal Welfare

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rault, J. L., Waiblinger, S., Boivin, X., Hemsworth, P.

  11. Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bräm Dubé, M., Asher, L., Würbel, H., Riemer, S., Melotti, L.

  12. Medical crowdfunding in a healthcare system with universal coverage: an exploratory study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lubloy, A.

  13. Management of otitis externa with an led-illuminated gel: a randomized controlled clinical trial in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tambella, A. M., Attili, A. R., Beribè, F., Galosi, M., Marchegiani, A., Cerquetella, M., Palumbo Piccionello, A., Vullo, C., Spaterna, A., Fruganti, A.

  14. Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy on Anxiety Levels Among Mentally Ill Female Inmates

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holman, L. F., Wilkerson, S., Ellmo, F., Skirius, M.

  15. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Glanville, C., Abraham, C., Coleman, G.

  16. Family reflections: benefits for children with service dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): O'Bryan, M.

    2020Pediatr Res0031-399810.1038/s41390-020-01289-2eng, Ketchikan, AK, USA.

  17. The Experience of Animal Assisted Therapy on Patients in an Acute Care Setting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Coakley, A. B., Annese, C. D., Empoliti, J. H., Flanagan, J. M.

  18. Ethological and Physiological Parameters Assessment in Donkeys Used in Animal Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Panzera, M., Alberghina, D., Statelli, A.

  19. Effects of Dog-Based Animal-Assisted Interventions in Prison Population: A Systematic Review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Villafaina-Dominguez, B., Collado-Mateo, D., Merellano-Navarro, E., Villafaina, S.

  20. The effects of assistance dogs on psychosocial health and wellbeing: A systematic literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rodriguez, K. E., Greer, J., Yatcilla, J. K., Beck, A. M., O'Haire, M. E.