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  1. Invisible Paw Prints

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Invisible Paw Prints, Inc., is an organization led by compassionate volunteers who use their canine companions to provide heartwarming visits in support of local community organizations.  

  2. Psychologists' Use of Dogs in Psychotherapy: A Therapeutic Exploration

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The current fund of literature documents the many benefits of using dogs as adjunct healing agents for both physical and psychological ailments. Despite the ever-growing body of research about dogs as adjunct interventions, there is a meager amount of information available about...

  3. Paws for Thought: A Controlled Study Investigating the Benefits of Interacting with a House-Trained Dog on University Students Mood and Anxiety

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    University students have been found to have higher rates of psychological distress than that of the general population, which reportedly rises significantly upon starting university and does not return to pre-university levels throughout their time in university. It is therefore highly...

  4. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Nursing Student Anxiety

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    College students have high levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness (Stewart , Dispenza, Parker, Chang, & Cunnien, 2014). College campus counselors strive to combat this stress and meet student needs through creative solutions (Stewart et al., 2014). Nursing student stress has a major...

  5. Improving Engagement in Behavioral and Mental Health Services Through Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Scoping Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  6. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  7. Using Virtual Pet to Replace Pet Therapy Visits in Our Nursing Facility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2021J Am Med Dir Assoc223B181538-937510.1016/j.jamda.2021.01.088engtext

  8. Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  9. The role of cortisol in the association of canine-companionship with blood pressure, glucose, and lipids: a systematic review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  10. Hippotherapy: a systematic mapping review of peer-reviewed research, 1980 to 2018

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  11. PAW-sitive for Whom? Examining the Treatment Acceptability of Prison-Animal Programs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Although prison-based animal programs (PAPs) are not routinely available in rehabilitation plans at correctional facilities, they may represent a viable treatment option given the growing evidence showing that interacting with animals develops vocational skills, decreases behavioral infractions,...

  12. Assistance, service, emotional support, and therapy dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  13. Equestrian activities in Romania: the vaulting discipline

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  14. New trends in the human animal bond: it's not just about oxytocin anymore

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2020423-4259781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishHuman-Animal Bond Association Clearwater, Florida, USA.text

  15. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  16. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

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

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  18. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  19. Dog tales: mindful Dog Interactions evoke similar experiences to Dog Assisted Mindfulness meditations

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  20. The psychosocial influence of companion animals on positive and negative affect during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine