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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): Leslie Irvine

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

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

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

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

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

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

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  7. Pet Therapy: How the Cat I Never Wanted Saved My Life

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2020Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology38151744-17451527-775510.1200/JCO.19.03177engtext

  8. Jacobs Mane of Hope

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    We use mini horses for therapy and to bring joy to others. Our mission is to show love and compassion to others through the use of mini horses. Our horses are registered service animals and are permitted in public spaces. The handler has completed the therapy animal course through Pet Partners....

  9. Ride to Walk

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Ride to Walk was founded in 1985 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are...

  10. Caregiver perceptions of the benefits of hippotherapy for children with various disorders, disabilities, and medical conditions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  11. Dogs on Campus Holistic Assessment of Therapy Dogs and Handlers for Research and Community Initiatives

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  12. Occurrence of Pasteurella multocida in Dogs Being Trained for Animal-Assisted Therapy

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  13. Developing an animal-assisted support program for healthcare employees

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  14. Animal-Assisted Activity in Critically Ill Older Adults: A Randomized Pilot and Feasibility Trial

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  15. Animal-assisted therapy: Promoting a healthy work environment

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    2020Nurs Manage51424-300744-631410.1097/01.NUMA.0000657248.63754.fcengIn Ala., Morgan Yordy is an assistant professor at the Auburn University School of Nursing, Amy Brandon is the director of critical care services at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, and Lisa Harmon is a...

  16. Animal-assisted interventions: Impact on patient outcomes and satisfaction

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    In animal-assisted therapy, healthcare professionals use therapy animals as a tool in structured patient interventions to achieve specific measurable outcomes. This article discusses how hospitalized patients' interactions with therapy animals reduce stress,improve emotional well-being, and...

  17. What factors influence perceptions about animal-assisted therapy?

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  18. Animal-assisted psychotherapy for developmental trauma through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology of trauma: Creating connection with self and others

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  19. Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism

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  20. The Impact of a 20-Minute Animal-Assisted Activity Session on the Physiological and Emotional States in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine