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  1. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy: Protocol of a Pilot Randomised Control Trial for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by difficulties with communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. For children with this disorder, the ability to engage with people and activities, and to participate in everyday...

  2. The Impact of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Equine Behavioral and Physiological Responses

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Equine-assisted therapies (EATs) have been widely used in the treatment of patients with mental or physical conditions. However, studies on the influence of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) on equine welfare are very recent, and the need for further research is often highlighted. The aim of this...

  3. Intervenções assistidas por cães como terapêutica não farmacológica em contexto hospitalar no doente internado

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Introdução: A hospitalização é, frequentemente, uma circunstância de fragilidade em que o doente apresenta distress. As terapias não farmacológicas, como uma abordagem holística do doente, são fundamentais para capacitar o...

  4. Animal-assisted therapy used for anxiety disorders in patients with learning disabilities: An observational study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Introduction:Animal-assisted therapy is defined as the positive interaction between an animal and a patient within a therapeutic framework. Previous studies have reported on the beneficial effects of animal-assisted therapy with patients suffering from anxiety, a major challenge for...

  5. Animal-assisted therapy to promote ambulation in the hospital setting: Potentially effective but is it feasible?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Objective: Preliminary studies demonstrating efficacy of the use of animal assisted therapy (AAT) to promote ambulation in the hospital setting support the need for additional studies using rigorous designs to determine its potential for use in the clinical setting. To determine the...

  6. Terapia asistida por animales con niños y niñas

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    La relación del ser humano con los animales viene de miles de años atrás, sin embargo, su estudio científico es relativamente nuevo. Realmente este movimiento tuvo su auge a partir del descubrimiento de Levinson de las ventajas que los animales aportan al formar...

  7. Comments on the dilemma in the April issue: Enrolling in animal-assisted therapy programmes

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    In the dilemma discussed in the April issue of In Practice, Simon Coghlan described a scenario where a long-standing client wishes to enrol her dog in an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) programme for children with autism spectrum disorder. The AAT psychologist has requested a veterinary...

  8. Animal‐assisted therapy, including animal‐assisted activities and resident animals, for improving quality of life in people with stroke

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of animal-assisted therapy for improving quality of life for people with stroke. A secondary objective is to assess outcomes relating to the feasibility and potential barriers of...

  9. Intervenciones asistidas con animales: Revisión bibliográfica

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  10. A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Background: The integration of animals into healthcare, referred to as animal-assisted intervention, is a rapidly growing research field and was previously related to One Health. However, the assessment of synergistic effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has been poorly addressed to...

  11. Intervención Asistida con Animales: Propuesta

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  12. Non-Traditional Therapeutic Interventions for At-Risk Youth & Students with Complex Support Needs: Equine Therapy

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The increased need for effective interventions and the challenge of working with children and youth with complex support or at-risk needs such as emotional disorders, physical and mental health needs as well as autism; have resulted in the design of many non-traditional therapeutic...

  13. Estudio descriptivo de la equinoterapia en la Región Metropolitana

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    La rehabilitación es un gran desafío para el ser humano, por esto siempre se están investigando y probando nuevos métodos para lograrla. Así también, desde antaño se han utilizado en ella métodos naturales como la zooterapia, la cual busca...

  14. Revisión de la literatura sobre los beneficios e inconvenientes de la terapia con animales en personas mayores

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Introducción: desde hace décadas, los animales han sido objeto de estudio multidisciplinar para los humanos por los efectos positivos que generan a las personas. El aumento de la esperanza de vida y de los cuidados necesarios en la última etapa del ciclo vital, nos hizo...

  15. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...

  16. Investigation of Physiological and Behavioral Responses in Dogs Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    This study evaluated the impact that participation in sessions with children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has on therapy dogs. Nine certified therapy dogs were paired for 6 sessions with groups of 3–4 children. Sessions consisted of 5 different activities. Activities 1 and...

  17. Does Anthropomorphism of Dogs Affect Pain Perception in Animal-Assisted Interventions? An Exploratory Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the effects of anthropomorphism of a therapy dog on pain perception during an animal-assisted intervention. Participants were 32 college women who were randomly assigned to the anthropomorphism condition or the control condition. All...

  18. Dogs as an Adjunct to Therapy: Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported annually in the United States. Rehabilitation from SCI involves substantial mental, emotional, and physical challenges. Using a randomized controlled trial design, we assessed the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as...

  19. Low-Ability Secondary School Students Show Emotional, Motivational, and Performance Benefits when Reading to a Dog Versus a Teacher

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Some research shows that reading to a dog can positively impact both reading attainment and attitude to reading in school children; however, most research to date has focused on primary school-aged children (4–11 years). In this study we used a series of comparisons to assess the immediate...

  20. Canine-assisted Speech Therapy for Children with Communication Impairments: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Developmental dysphasia (DD) is a disorder resulting in a communication impairment. Children diagnosed with this condition are usually referred to a speech therapist. Further to conventional speech therapy it is possible to adopt a complementary animal-assisted approach. For the present study, we...